Budding prospects for this spring and summer!

These past two months have been lively and successful for Schaffner Press and our authors. See below for some of the recent highlights:


Héctor Aguilar Camín, author of Death in Vercruz, became a recipient of the Medalla Bellas Artes, the highest award granted by the National Institute of Fine Arts in Spain.

CLICK THIS LINK for his lifetime of literary and journalistic achievements.

Alida Brill, is a winner of the 2016 Nautilus Award Silver Medal for her memoir, Dear Princess Grace, Dear Betty: The Memoir of A Romantic Feminist. This award is given annually for books published the previous year that celebrate the Nautilus motto, “Changing the world, one book at a time.”

This is the third Nautilus Award given to a Schaffner Press author. Alida joins the company of the late Johan Steyn(Father Michael’s Lottery) and Jose Dalisay (In Flight: Two Novels of the Philippines).​


We are delighted to have received these recent reviews for the just published novel CAGES by Sylvia Torti, and congratulate Sylvia on the publication of this wonderful book – called “Quietly moving” by Publishers Weekly, and “Thought-provoking” by Foreword Reviews.

Also, we also heard from Pulitzer Prize-winning science author, Sy Montgomery (The Soul of An Octopus) with these words of support:

“This is a masterful book. Riveting and heartbreaking, CAGES is a tale in which curiosity and cruelty twine tight. In this exquisitely researched work of fiction, Sylvia Torti explores sex and science, memory and forgetting, and how, in laboratory research on living organisms, we often destroy what we love.”​



Kudos to Emil DeAndreis for his hugely successful launch party on April 6th for his book, HARD TO GRIP: A Memoir of Youth, Baseball, and Chronic Illness, that was held at the legendary sports bar, The Doubleplay Bar and Grill, in San Francisco.



Sylvia Torti will be reading and signing her book CAGES on Thursday, May 25th at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, UT. This event is open to the public and starts at 7pm.

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Terese Svoboda, author of Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet, will be giving a reading in Buffalo, NY with author Kim Chinquee on May 11th at Talking Leaves Bookstore.

For more: http://www.facebook.com/talkingleavesbooks​