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Alice James Books Marks Thirty Years

by Joy Jacobson

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.02

November/December 2002

Alice James Books has published about 130 books by an eclectic list of poets including Jane Kenyon, Fanny Howe, B.H. Fairchild, Timothy Liu, and Rita Gabis, and it will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a yearlong schedule of events in 2003.

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An Interview With Fiction Writer Jonathan Franzen

by Kevin Canfield

Direct Quote

Online Only, posted 10.11.02

Less than a year after his third novel, The Corrections, was awarded the National Book Award for fiction, Jonathan Franzen is back with a new collection of nonfiction.

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Black Sparrow Folds Its Wings

by Joy Jacobson

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.02

September/October 2002

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Black Sparrow Press, based in Santa Rosa, California, began in 1966 as a vehicle for John Martin to publish the work that he loved, but went on to become a financial success. It published more than 650 titles, with annual sales eventually rising to more than $1 million, which is why it came as a surprise to many in the publishing industry when Black Sparrow went out of business last spring.

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Literary MagNet

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.02

September/October 2002

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features One Story, Chicago Review, Boston Review, Agni, Ploughshares, Poetry, Blackbird, and Creative Nonfiction.

 

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Linguaphiles Unite

by Kristin Ohlson

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.02

September/October 2002

A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in Englisha collection of 273 unusual, obscure, and exotic words inspired by Anu Garg's linguistic e-mail service, A.Word.A.Day—will be published by John Wiley & Sons in October.

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When Literature Goes Hollywood

by Karen Sosnoski

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.02

September/October 2002

Three new films based on books of fiction are scheduled to be released in October: Ethan Canin's The Palace Thief, Michael Cunningham's The Hours (which features an all-star cast including Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, and Ed Harris), and Janet Fitch's White Oleander.

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Anthologies Mark Year of Reflection

by Nick Twemlow

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.02

September/October 2002

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Over three hundred poems, short stories, and essays written in response to the events of last September have been collected in three new anthologies: September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond, Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets, and 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11.

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Flood Relief Fund for Libraries: Postcard From Prague

by Linda Lappin

Postcard

Online Only, posted 8.23.02

Witnesses looked on in anguish as the murky flood waters of the Vltava River surged over Prague, one of the world's greatest literary cities-home of Kafka, Kundera, Hrabal, and Havel.

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An Interview With Fiction Writer Don DeLillo

by Diane Osen

Direct Quote

Online Only, posted 8.16.02

Don DeLillo is the author of twelve novels, including White Noise, Libra, Underworld, Mao II, and most recently, The Body Artist. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and the Jerusalem Prize. He was born in 1936 and grew up in the Bronx.

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Sharon Olds at the Workshop: Postcard From Paris

by Ethan Gilsdorf

Postcard

Online Only, posted 7.19.02

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The 16th annual Paris Writers Workshop wrapped up on July 5 after a week-long schedule of workshops, lectures, readings, and walking tours.

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