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TONIGHT: '90s PBS show 'Ghostwriter' Screening at Videology (Brooklyn)
Courtney M. Soliday
Are Pulitzer Winners Always Worth Reading?
Author, reviewer, and blogger
I was at a dinner of publishing professionals recently when a book came up that I said I hadn't enjoyed. The response was: "It won the Pulitzer."
Michigan Book Awards Ignore LGBT Books
Author, reviewer, and blogger
Every year since 2004 the Library of Michigan has publicized as many as 20 Notable Michigan books "reflective of Michigan's diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience."
A Bit About Elizabeth Strout
Meg Waite Clayton
Bestselling Novelist, 'The Race for Paris' and 'The Wednesday ...
Elizabeth Strout's new novel,
My Name is Lucie Barton
, returns to the mother-daughter turf of her debut,
Amy and Isabelle
, published a decade and a half ago.
Books About Women Don't Win Big Fiction Prizes. Let's Fix That.
Paul Burston's Polari, the Most Exciting Literary Movement in London
Writer, Visual Artist
Paul Burston, the creator of the Polari Literary Salon in London, has, through sheer charm, hard work and diligence, transformed the possibilities of what a literary event should be: a space crackling with energy, ideas, excitement, raucousness and just plain ole fun.
How to Fulfill Your Destiny
Rea Nolan Martin
But each of us is given a unique thread, a point-of-view, a message to contribute to the story of humankind. Somewhere deep down, we know what it is, but we sell out for one reason or another.
Literary Fiction vs. Genre Fiction
In reality, neither of the two categories of writers necessarily deserve the distinction of being better writers.
writers is a better word choice.
Kevin Barry. Read Him.
Anne Margaret Daniel
Two books positively straining at their bindings are in your local bookstore right now; pick them up, and you'll be glad you did.
On Teaching the Work of Alice Munro
Fulbright-Garcia Robles Fellow
Alice Munro's writing, like all great writing, teaches us to be human. It engages big questions in small spaces: What does it mean to be regional? What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be betrayed?
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Lalo Is the Word, Puerto Rico His Nation
Journalist + Creative Director
Sore Winners, Sulky Losers and Sour Grapes of Wrath -- MLPC Author Gets the 2013 Prestigious Prize for Distinguished Non-Fiction
Linda Howard Urbach
Author, 'Madame Bovary's Daughter'
My Little Publishing Company plans to single-handedly bring back the prestige of literary prizes.
Reading Great Writers' Worst Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Author of the novels This Is The Part Where You Laugh & Graphi...
This summer, I found myself re-reading Alice Walker's
The Color Purple
, a book that is both wonderful and awful. After finishing, I asked myself, "Why do some books by great authors (or parts of books by great authors) work so well, while others fail?"
"Men's Fiction" vs. "Mommy Porn"
Writer; Full of Pith and Vinegar
Gender distinctions in literature are arbitrary and often ass-backwards. Can women, for example, write "men's fiction"? Why not?
How (Not) to Write a Sex Scene
Novelist, Screenwriter, Harvard '12 grad; @isabelkaplan
An incredible number of literary heavyweights have been insulted with spots on the Bad Sex shortlist over the past 19 years. Which begs the question: Has sufficient attention been paid to the art of writing sex scenes?
Philip Levine and Other Mediocrities: What it Takes to Ascend to the Poet Laureateship
Interviews With Debut Booker Nominees
Bravest Booker Longlist Of All Time?
Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced/ Who Made The Man Booker Prize Longlist?
Forward Poetry Prize Shortlist: Are The Prize Jurists All Sexist?
What's Missing From The Guardian First Book Award List?
Placing Bets On The Nobel: Who's The Front Runner?
Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' Turns 75
Literary Prize 'Suspended' Due To Funding
6 Egyptian Writers You Don't Know But Should
Andrea Levy Wins Walter Scott prize
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