Authors Demand Justice for Bangladeshi Bloggers, Future Library Project, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.22.15

Wimpy Kid author to open bookstore; Anne Enright interviewed; books to read in less than an hour; and other news.

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Summer Reading With Bill Gates

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Posted 5.22.15

Bill Gates shares his enthusiasm and suggestions for books to read this summer, which include On Immunity: An Inoculation (Graywolf Press, 2014) by Eula Biss, Hyperbole and a Half (Touchstone Books, 2013) by Allie Brosh, and The Magic of Reality (Free Press, 2012) by Richard Dawkins.

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László Krasznahorkai Wins Man Booker International Prize

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Posted 5.21.15 by Prize Reporter

Hungarian fiction writer László Krasznahorkai has won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Krasznahorkai was presented with the £60,000 award (approximately $90,000) Tuesday evening at a ceremony in London. Kasznahorkai’s two English translators, George Szirtes and Ottilie Mulzet, will split the £15,000 translator’s prize.

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Morgan Parker Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 5.21.15

“I recommend overstimulation. If it’s too quiet, I find it’s hard to hear my voice. When I write, I overwhelm myself: The TV’s on in the background playing a movie or a reality show, I’m listening to music,..."

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Bin Laden’s Books, Great Gatsby Home for Sale, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.21.15

Nikki Giovanni interview; a cultural history of stress; Dante’s birthday; and other news.

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The Sun

Jobs For Writers

Posted 5.21.15

Business Manager
05/21/2015 - 07/02/2015

We need a Business Manager to oversee accounting, payroll, and benefits at The Sun, a nonprofit, ad-free magazine in its forty-second year of publication.

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Nick Laird

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Posted 5.21.15

The Northern Irish novelist and poet reads from his poetry collections at the Louisiana Literature festival in Denmark in 2013. Laird's debut collection, To a Fault (Faber & Faber, 2005), won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His latest collection, Go Giants, was published by Norton in 2013.

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Personal Truths

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 5.21.15 by Writing Prompter

In Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes says, “Any truth is better than infinite doubt.” This week, take a moment to reflect on what have become your personal truths, based on your own investigation and experience. Perhaps, as Christopher McCandless did in the Alaskan wilderness, you've discovered that “happiness is only real when shared.” Explore what you stand for, what you value, and how you measure your life experiences. Then express these thoughts in a personal essay.

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Stranded

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 5.20.15 by Writing Prompter

This week, write a story in which one of your characters gets lost in an unfamiliar location with no one around to help him. How did he end up in this situation? Perhaps his car breaks down in the middle of the desert, or he's adrift in the Pacific Ocean after a shipwreck and is the lone survivor. Is he able to find his bearings? Does he manage to get to safety? Consider the perils of being stranded in an unforgiving and potentially dangerous environment.   

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MacDowell Colony’s New Diversity Fellowship, Neruda Foundation Demands Poet’s Reburial, and More

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Man Booker International winner announced; Baltimore library receives grant; Ian McEwan defends free speech in commencement address; and other news.

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