Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Published, Emily Dickinson Documentary, and More

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Online Only, posted 7.31.15

A “gritty” TV adaptation of Little Women; a map of literary road trips; Michigan bookstore refunds purchases of Go Set a Watchman; and other news.

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Room

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Posted 7.31.15

The film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's award-winning novel Room (Little, Brown, 2010) will be released this fall. The film is directed by Lenny Abrahamson with a screenplay by Donoghue.

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End of the Month Deadline Roundup

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Posted 7.30.15 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for several prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, including the New Millennium Writings Awards, the Stone Canoe Literary Prizes, and the Room of Her Own Foundation Orlando Prizes. Their deadline is July 31. To view more contests with upcoming deadlines, visit the Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database.   

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PANK Magazine to Shutter, Penguin Books Turns Eighty, and More

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NYC Dept. of Education to sign $30 million Amazon e-book deal; poet Richard Blanco on visiting Cuba; boy receives hundreds of book donations after Facebook message goes viral; and other news.

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Miriam Toews

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Posted 7.30.15

"You have to give in and see where your characters are going, and follow them a bit." Miriam Toews, whose latest novel, All My Puny Sorrows, was released in paperback by McSweeney's this week, speaks about how her writing process has evolved over the last two decades.

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Road Trip

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 7.30.15 by Writing Prompter

The concept of the American road trip has compelled many writers—Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck, Tom Wolfe, Cheryl Strayed, Mark Twain, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to name a few—to pen memoirs or novels exploring themes of exploration, adventure, and discovery. Take inspiration from this map of American literary road trips from Atlas Obscura, and write a short travel essay of your own.

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Dean Bakopoulos Recommends...

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Posted 7.30.15

“While finishing Summerlong, I found myself in perhaps the bleakest emotional landscape of my life, negotiating a blindsiding divorce with my wife of seventeen years. While my therapist..."

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Five American Writers Among Booker Prize Semifinalists

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Posted 7.29.15 by Prize Reporter

The longlist for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction was announced this morning. The annual prize of £50,000 (approximately $78,142) honors the best book of fiction written in English and published in United Kingdom during the previous year. This year, the list of thirteen semifinalists includes five writers from the United States: Bill Clegg, Laila Lalami, Marilynne Robinson, Anne Tyler, and Hanya Yanagihara. Writers from Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, and Jamaica complete the list.

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University of Akron Press Closes, an Elizabeth Gilbert–Inspired Anthology, and More

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Hackers use Jane Austen to trick antivirus software; 2015 Man Booker longlist announced; how Lydia Davis’s short stories recreate social media’s effects; and other news.

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Arthur Sze on Translation

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"For me, translation is, in a way, the most intimate form of reading, the most concentrated form, and it's also vital to my process of creation." At the Academy of American Poets' 2014 Poets Forum, Arthur Sze speaks about how translation has influenced his work as a poet and reads from two Chinese poets—one classical and one contemporary.

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