Akashic Books All Stars Party!

Akashic Books All-Stars Party

Conversate and toast with Akashic Books and their authors/artists.

Akashic Books is a Brooklyn-based independent company dedicated to publishing urban literary fiction and political nonfiction by authors who are either ignored by the mainstream, or who have no interest in working within the ever-consolidating ranks of the major corporate publishers.

David Yow is an artist, actor, and musician who is best known as the singer of the bands the Jesus Lizard—arguably the best and most popular indie rock band of the 1990s—and Scratch Acid. He lives in Los Angeles. He is the creator of Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats.

Ian F. Svenonius is the author of the underground best sellers Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, The Psychic Soviet, and Censorship Now!! He was also the host of VBS.tv’s Soft Focus, where he interviewed Mark E. Smith, Genesis P. Orridge, Chan Marshall, Ian MacKaye, and others. As a musician he has created more than twenty albums and countless singles in various rock and roll combos (Escape-ism, Chain & the Gang, The Make-Up, The Nation of Ulysses, etc.). He lives in Los Angeles, CA. Against the Written Word is his latest work.

Justine Bateman is a writer/director/producer with an impressive, decades-long résumé in film and TV that includes a Golden Globe nomination and two Emmy nominations. Bateman wrote and produced her directorial film short debut, Five Minutes, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival and was chosen by seven more festivals, including the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Violet, Bateman’s critically acclaimed directorial feature film debut of her own script, stars Olivia Munn, Luke Bracey, and Justin Theroux, and was an official selection at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and the 2021 Toronto Film Festival. Her best-selling first book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, was published in 2018 by Akashic. Face: One Square Foot of Skin is her latest work.

Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. Her stories have been featured on LeVar Burton Reads and Realm, and she is an executive producer on Shudder’s documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. Due and her husband/collaborator, Steven Barnes, wrote for Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone and for Shudder’s anthology film Horror Noire. They also cowrote the Black Horror graphic novel The Keeper, illustrated by Marco Finnegan. Due and Barnes cohost a podcast, Lifewriting: Write for Your Life! Her latest work is The Wishing Pool and Other Stories.

Matt Diehl is a journalist and author renowned for his contributions to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Interview, among others. Diehl has also written/coauthored nonfiction books such as Notorious C.O.P. (with Derrick Parker), Drinking with Strangers (with Butch Walker), and My So-Called Punk, as well as publishing essays in anthologies spanning The VIBE History of Hip Hop to The Rolling Stone Album Guide.

Best known for his eight years on M*A*S*H and five seasons on Providence, Mike Farrell is also a writer, director, and producer. Farrell has served on human rights and peace delegations to many countries around the world. He is the author of Of Mule and Man and Just Call Me Mike, which was a Los Angeles Times best-seller.

Jerry Stahl has written ten books, including the best-selling memoir Permanent Midnight, made into a movie with Ben Stiller; the essay collection OG Dad; and the novels Pain KillersI, FattyPervPlainclothes NakedHappy Mutant Baby Pills; and Bad Sex on Speed. A Pushcart Prize–winning author, Stahl’s work has appeared in EsquireVice, the BelieverTin HouseLos Angeles Review of Books, and the New York Times, among other places. He has written extensively for film and television, including HBO’s Hemingway & Gellhorn, which earned a Writers Guild Award nomination; Bad Boys II; and the cult classic Dr. Caligari; series credits include MaronCSI, and Escape at Dannemora, for which he received an Emmy nomination. Stahl’s writing has been widely translated, and he has taught with the InsideOUT Writers program for incarcerated youth, edited The Heroin Chronicles for Akashic Books, and participated in the documentary series, San Quentin Film School. He has two daughters, and lives with artist Zoe Hansen. Nein, Nein, Nein! is his latest book.

Nina Revoyr is the author of six novels, including A Student of HistoryLost CanyonThe Age of Dreaming, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Southland, a Los Angeles Times best seller and “Best Book” of 2003; The Necessary Hunger; and Wingshooters, which won an Indie Booksellers Choice Award and was selected by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of “10 Titles to Pick Up Now.” Revoyr lives and works in Los Angeles.

Alexis Fleisig is the drummer of Washington, DC’s, Soulside; New York City’s Girls Against Boys, Obits, and Paramount Styles; and Sicily’s Bellini. He grew up in the Dischord punk rock scene in DC and moved to New York City in 1990. He is a photographer and designer and currently lives in Los Angeles. His latest work is Soulside: Washington, DC, 1986–1989.

Event date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Event Type: 
Copycat: and a Litter of Other Cats By David Yow Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781617752704
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - August 12th, 2014

The Jesus Lizard Book By The Jesus Lizard Cover Image
$49.95
ISBN: 9781617750809
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - March 4th, 2014

Against the Written Word: Toward a Universal Illiteracy By Ian F. Svenonius Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636140803
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - January 3rd, 2023

Censorship Now!! By Ian F. Svenonius Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617754098
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - November 3rd, 2015

The Wishing Pool and Other Stories By Tananarive Due Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781636141053
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - April 18th, 2023

Face: One Square Foot of Skin By Justine Bateman Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636140339
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - September 13th, 2022

Boom Chicago Presents the 30 Most Important Years in Dutch History By Andrew Moskos, Pep Rosenfeld, Matt Diehl (With), Saskia Maas (With) Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781636141046
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - July 4th, 2023

Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist By Mike Farrell Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781933354088
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Published: Rdv Books - March 1st, 2007

Nein, Nein, Nein!: One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the Holocaust By Jerry Stahl Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636141534
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - April 2nd, 2024

A Student of History By Nina Revoyr Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617756641
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - March 5th, 2019

Southland By Nina Revoyr Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781888451412
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - April 1st, 2003

Lost Canyon By Nina Revoyr Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617753541
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - August 25th, 2015

Soulside: Washington, DC, 1986?1989 By Alexis Fleisig Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781617758157
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Published: Akashic Books, Ltd. - November 5th, 2019