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Short Story Maven Amy Hempel Wins Rea Award

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.8.08

Amy Hempel is the winner of the 2008 Rea Award for the Short Story for her achievements in short fiction, the Associated Press reported yesterday. The thirty-thousand-dollar prize is given to a living American or Canadian writer who has had a significant impact on the short story form.

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Dzanc Books to Hold All-Day Write-a-thon

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.7.08

Dan Wickett, cofounder of Dzanc Books, announced today that the nonprofit publisher in Westland, Michigan, will hold a "write-a-thon" next month in order to raise money for its community-based programs. Volunteers can ask others to sponsor their writing by pledging either a specific amount of money based on the number of words written during the day-long session or a flat-rate donation. On the morning of November 15, Dzanc will e-mail participants a writing prompt or topic. Participants will then write poems, stories, and essays during the day.

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Henri Cole Wins $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.6.08

The Academy of American Poets announced last week that Henri Cole received the 2008 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his collection Blackbird and Wolf (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The $25,000 prize is given annually to honor a book of poetry published in United States in the previous year. Cole’s collection was selected by poets Lucie Brock-Broido, B. H. Fairchild, and John Koethe. 

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Rowling Tops Ranks of Richest Authors

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.3.08

Forbes released on Wednesday the names of the ten highest payed authors. The list contains writers who have weathered the volatile market and conquered the void of big box stores to pull in eight-plus figures—not to mention spawn an array of products, from films to toys to video games—in the past fiscal year. 

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Sony's Big Promotion: Watch a Man Read

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.2.08

As part of a campaign to promote the Sony Reader, the Sony Corporation has hired world-renowned speed reader David Farrow to sit in a Manhattan storefront and use the device to read e-books nonstop for a month. For every page he turns, Sony will donate a library of one hundred e-book titles to a U.S. school. The company hopes to donate 150,000 e-book libraries, or fifteen million e-books, by the end of the month. The campaign, Reader Revolution, coincides with National Book Month.

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Nobel Secretary Causes Stir With Criticism of American Literature

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.1.08

Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary for the Swedish Academy and top jury member for the Nobel Prize, sent ripples through the literary community yesterday when he criticized American writers in an interview with the Associated Press.

 

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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