Author Spotlight

Nell Painter
NELL PAINTER is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, at Princeton University. Her acclaimed works of history include Standing at ArmageddonSojourner Truth, and the New York Times bestseller The History of White People, which have received widespread attention for their insights into how we have historically viewed and translated ideas of gender, value, hierarchy, and race. She holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her visual artwork has been shown at numerous galleries and in many collections, including the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and Gallery Aferro. She lives in Newark, New Jersey and the Adirondacks.
NEWS & EVENTS
News
Counterpoint’s Joan Silber wins NBCC Award for Fiction!
Posted on March 15, 2018
Congratulations to Joan Silber, whose novel, IMPROVEMENT, has won the 2017 NBCC Award for Fiction! The NBCC committee called the book, “a dazzlingly inventive and deeply compassionate novel whose multiple storylines reveal shared human moments of love, loss, fate, guilt,... READ MORE
Awards
Counterpoint Novel Makes the
National Book Award Longlist!
Posted on September 28, 2017
Congratulations to Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, whose debut novel A Kind of Freedom has been nominated for a National Book Award for Fiction! National Book Award fiction judges Alexander Chee, Dave Eggers, Annie Philbrick, Karolina Waclawiak and Chair Jacqueline Woodson have named A Kind of... READ MORE
Interview
Five Questions for Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, author of A Kind of Freedom
Posted on August 3, 2017
                        What inspired you to write the novel? I noticed a trend in African American communities whereby members of my generation seemed to have fewer opportunities available to them... READ MORE
Events
Upcoming Events
Posted on July 19, 2017
THE EDUCATION OF A YOUNG POET by David Biespiel Seattle, WA: Elliot Bay Book Company—in conversation with Joshua Mensch—5/22 END OF THE ROPE by Jan Redford Seattle, WA: Third Place Books Ravenna—reading/signing—6/6 Portland, OR: Annie Bloom Books—reading/signing—6/7 FLUNK. START. by Sands... READ MORE