Daily News from Poets & Writers

NEA Chairman Set to Return to a Life of Writing

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.12.08

Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the past six years, has announced that he will step down from his post in January to return to writing, the New York Times reported.

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Sara Gruen's Best-Seller on Fast Track to Big Screen

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.11.08

The film rights to Sara Gruen's enormously successful novel Water for Elephents (Algonquin Books, 2006) were recently sold to the movie studio Fox 2000 in a competitive bidding war that included Paramount, Universal, and Warner Bros.

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Debut Novelists Steve Toltz and Aravind Adiga Among Finalists for Booker Prize

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.10.08

The judges of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced on Tuesday the six finalists for this year’s award. More

Will the Twiller, a New Twittering Genre, Catch On?

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.9.08

Perhaps the latest chapter in the continuing debate over whether the book is a dying medium will be titled "Twiller." A couple weeks ago, novelist and New York Times reporter Matt Richtel wrote a short post on the newspaper's technology blog about his new writing project, effectively introducing a new genre called Twiller. 

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Six Emerging Women Writers Receive $25,000 Awards

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.8.08

The Rona Jaffe Foundation announced on Wednesday the recipients of their fourteenth annual Writers' Awards, given to recognize emerging women writers "who demonstrate excellence and promise." The winners, nominated by literary professionals and selected by an anonymous panel of established writers, will each receive $25,000 at the awards ceremony, held on September 18 in New York City.

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D.C. Book Festival Spotlights African American Authors

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.5.08

From September 25 through 27, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving African American writers, will host Author Pavilion, a three-day book festival held in the nation's capital in celebration of African American literature and scholarship. The program features opportunities to meet with writers as well as performances of poetry and panel discussions.

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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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