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National Book Foundation Honors Five Debut Fiction Writers

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Online Only, posted 9.25.08

The National Book Foundation announced yesterday the five debut fiction writers who will be honored at the third annual 5 Under 35 celebration.

 

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Chicago Poet Seeks Collaborators for Anti-War Street Performance

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Online Only, posted 9.24.08

Poet Jennifer Karmin is asking for anyone and everyone to collaborate with her on a four thousand word poem to be performed in her hometown of Chicago. Each word represents one of the more than forty-one hundred American soldiers killed in Iraq.

 

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Among 2008 MacArthur Fellows

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Online Only, posted 9.23.08

Fiction writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of twenty-five individuals from a variety of professional fields to receive a $500,000 "genius" fellowship from the MacArthur Foundation. MacArthur president Jonathan Fanton said the winners received a phone call last week informing them that they would receive the unconditional "no strings attached" support over the next five years. 

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Graywolf to Publish Bakeless Prize Winners

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Online Only, posted 9.22.08

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference announced on Friday its plans to partner with Graywolf Press to publish the winners of the conference's Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize, given annually for first books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

 

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American Readers Invited to Nominate Books for Translation Into Arabic

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Online Only, posted 9.19.08

A new Arabic translation initiative is asking Americans to weigh in on what books of poetry and fiction best represent the literature of the United States.

 

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Seventy Years After Death, Lorca's Remains to Be Exhumed

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Online Only, posted 9.18.08

The relatives of poet Federico García Lorca, who was executed by fascists in the early morning hours of August 18, 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, recently agreed to allow authorities to excavate the mass grave, located in a village near Granada, Spain, where he is believed to be buried.

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