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Will in the World

Francis Levy | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

"Giving up" is the derogative term that's usually put on the failure to persevere, but it doesn't really describe the complexity of the phenomenon. Firstly, there are those who are simply held back by unconscious forces out of their control.

On Painting and Rome: Interview With Jackie Saccoccio

Ridley Howard | Posted 07.03.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

Jackie Saccoccio was born in Providence, RI, and received her MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1988. She is currently living and working at the American Academy in Rome, along with her husband and current Fellow Carl D'Alvia.

No Winner For Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

Posted 06.16.2012 | Books

This year, nobody was good enough. The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious awards in American literature. Previous fiction w...

Akedism: For Those Who Don't Care If God Exists

Frank Gruber | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Frank Gruber

Why am I an akedist? Let's put it this way: if God isn't going to make it clear to everyone that he exists, then, as I see it, it's his problem. He's the omnipotent one; why all the mystery?

WATCH: Nikky Finney's Powerful Speech At National Book Awards

Posted 11.20.2011 | Black Voices

The National Book Awards 2011 winners exhibited diversity in the literary world. Of the four honorees, two were African American women who spoke about...

National Book Award Winners - Revealed!

Posted 11.17.2011 | Books

The National Book Awards 2011 were announced last night at a ceremony in a downtown New York venue. Though the nominees announcement had been overs...

LIVE: Announcement Of The National Book Awards 2011

Posted 11.16.2011 | Books

Tonight, the National Book Awards 2011 are being announced by the National Book Foundation at an awards dinner at Cipriani - a handful of blocks from ...

National Books Awards Finalists Named

Posted 12.12.2011 | Books

There was confusion over the shortlist of the 60th annual National Book Awards, as the wrong title was announced in one of the categories. The awa...