Greyhound Americans

Moncho Alvarado


Stella Wong


Andra Rotaru

Translated by Anca Roncea

Saturnalia Updates and News

A huge congratulations to our poets, who in spring 2022 were all finalists for:

  • The Kate Tufts Discovery Award | Diamond Forde, Mother Body
  • Colorado Book Award | Kimberly O’Connor, White Lung
  • The Griffin Poetry Prize | Gemma Gorga and Sharon Dolin, Late to the House of Words

Our spring books have arrived! Visit the Bookshop for Moncho Alvarado’s Greyhound Americans, Stella Wong’s Spooks and Andra Rotaru’s Tribar, translated by Anca Roncea.

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of our 2021 Malinda A. Markham TranslationPrize: Dolore Minimo, written by Giovanna Cristina Vivinetto and co-translated from Italian by Dora Malech and Gabriella Fee.

We read many amazing manuscripts and are grateful to everyone who shared their work with us.  A special congratulations goes to our finalists: Lena Kallergi, translated by Heather Altfeld; Maya Tevet Dayan, translated by Jane Medved; and Samantha Barendson, co-translated by Jaime Zuckerman and Christine H. Chen; and Inna Kabysh, translated by Katherine E. Young.

We are ecstatic to announce the winners of our 2021 poetry contest!

  • Lee Upton | The Day Every Day Is |  Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, selected by Sabrina Orah Mark
  • Jacob Sunderlin | Chemtrails | Saturnalia Books Editors Prize

As always, we read countless amazing manuscripts and we are so grateful to everyone who trusted us with their work.  A special congratulations goes to our finalists: Beckian Goldberg, Collin Callahan, Leah Osowski, Shawn Jones, Abigail Minor, Josh English and Owen McLeod.

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