No Ballyhoo by Canadian-Italian-Turkish novelist Mauro Mevlud Martino is a kaleidoscopic look at New York life from the perspective of three generations in the Big Apple starting from the early 1900s to modern day. The novel is a microscopic look into the Polish-Jewish Cohen family beginning with Leonard Schwartz Cohen who had a prized pickling business from which he sold his famous dills from street carts of Krakow, Poland and later in Brooklyn, NY.
„Hemingway in its diary like style and homage to the life of this rich city, it is a tribute, a piece of the multi-layered cake that is NY life and all its multi-faces and flavors.“ – Vanessa McMahon (author, filmmaker and producer)
A single cash prize of thousand USD ($1,000 USD) will be awarded to the one entrant (winner) whose entry is selected by the prize judge. Entries selected for the shortlist will be published in the Wisehsoue International Poetry Award’s Anthology.
“When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes.” — Erasmus
The Special Extensive Edition of the Official Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation and Detention Program, including also the additional views, minority views & additional minority views.
“A portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend and even harder to stomach.” – The New York Times
“The Senate intelligence committee’s report is a landmark in accountability … It is one of the most shocking documents ever produced by any modern democracy about its own abuses of its own highest principles.” – The Guardian
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” — Ernest Hemingway
“A young girl with a checkered past and a mysterious magic power is drafted into a mission to save her kingdom… a fun, well-crafted story that fantasy readers should enjoy. The conclusion is open-ended enough to suggest at least one sequel; let’s hope Johanson delivers. An engaging, compulsively readable fantasy.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates
… too late to prevent the brutal murder of a former beauty queen with an inquisitive nature and a fatal attraction for the wrong men. It is a race that will pit them against corrupt officials and that will test Mark’s closest friendship. It will become a race for Ariel’s life…
“I am simply a ‘book drunkard.’ Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” — L. M. Montgomery
“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” — Oscar Wilde
Who polices the police? The suspended commander of an elite police unit is found dead. It soon becomes clear that it was a hit for hire and that there is no shortage of suspects. Was he killed by someone he had investigated? Or by some of the people he accepted bribes from to protect them from investigation? Or by one of the people he had embroiled to help him in his protection racket?
“The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy.” — Gustave Flaubert
“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.” — Malcolm X
“I cannot live without books.” — Thomas Jefferson
“Reading brings us unknown friends.” — Honoré de Balzac
“A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It’s a creator of inwardness.” — Susan Sontag
“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” — Mark Twain
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges
„Waziristan remains a mystery and a puzzle for most of the world. Reports of violence and terrorism are frequently associated with its name. For people living here, life has become a hell of uncertainty. A drone strike could kill them or their family members one day, a suicide bomber the next or action by the Pakistan army the day after. Is this all there is to Waziristan? Ghulam Qadir Khan, sets out to show us the true face of Waziristan. He takes us to the heart of this society…. Unlike the previous authors, Ghulam Qadir is the only one from the area itself…“ Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington D.C.
Elementá was founded with the aim at publishing primarily works of talented writers with entrepreneurial and experimental spirit. Elementá was established with a strong commitment to the empowerment of passionate writers of very different genres. Elementá is an exploration by writers and readers in the multiverse of books.