One of the most successful novels Akashic has published in recent years is the literary sci-fi novel, An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon, which is currently in its 8th printing. Like his novel, A River Called Time, we're confident this story collection will also appeal to fans of An Unkindness of Ghosts. This is a perfect cultural moment for this book with black authors and filmmakers getting a great deal of attention in the realm of speculative fiction, with TV shows like Lovecraft Country and authors like Marlon James and N.K. Jemisin. We will cross-promote with UK indie Canongate. The Gospel According to Cane (published by Akashic in 2013) was nominated for a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and selected by Publishers Weekly as a Notable African American title for 2012–13. As noted in his bio, Newland is both a playwright and screenwriter and wrote two episodes for the Steve McQueen BBC series, Small Axe. Based in England, Newland is of Bajan and Jamaican descent.