May 29, 2014

International Crime Month 2014 kicks off


Held every year in June, International Crime Month is a celebration of crime fiction from foreign shores. Four of America’s most prominent independent publishers—Grove Atlantic, Akashic Books, Melville House, and Europa Editions—have joined forces to bring this vital and socially significant genre to a wider American audience. International Crime Month, June 2014, highlights new titles from Akashic’s city-based “Noir” series, Europa’s World Noir imprint, Grove Atlantic’s Mysterious Press and Atlantic Monthly Press imprints, and Melville House’s International Crime series.

We are pleased to announce that eighty independent bookstores have signed on to the initiative and will be distributing our International Crime Month magazine and stocking the titles detailed within its pages. Click here to read the magazine online and learn more about our partner bookstores.

The magazine is packed with original short fiction, interviews, conversations and profiles from/with/about our featured authors: William McIlvanney, Marco Malvaldi, Mark Billingham, Christopher Brookmyre, Didier Daeninckx, Giorgio Scerbanenco, Edwidge Danticat, and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan.

Are you attending BEA? If yes, please join us on Thursday at 4pm at booth #2738 to find out more…. representatives from the participating publishers will be on hand to talk about International Crime Month. We’ll also have printed copies of the magazine for you to take away.



Kelly Burdick is the executive editor of Melville House.