Daily News from Poets & Writers

Elie Wiesel's Attacker Found Guilty of Felony Hate Crime

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.24.08

The man who attacked Holocaust survivor and novelist Elie Wiesel in a hotel elevator last year was found guilty of a felony hate crime charge of false imprisonment by a San Francisco jury on Monday. Twenty-four-year-old Eric Hunt was also found guilty of misdemeanor battery and elder abuse; he was cleared of five other felony charges, including kidnapping.

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Semifinalists for Man Asian Literary Prize Announced

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.23.08

On Tuesday, the administrators of the Man Asian Literary Prize released their longlist of twenty-one semifinalists for the 2008 award, given for a novel by an Asian author that has not yet been published in English.

 

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Los Angeles Times to Kill Sunday Book Review Section

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.22.08

The Los Angeles Times is laying off two of its book editors and ending its standalone Sunday book review section on July 27, Publishers Weekly reported yesterday. Although Nancy Sullivan, executive director of corporate communications at the newspaper would not comment on the future of its book coverage, four former editors of the section wrote a joint letter complaining about the cuts.

 

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California Lit Mag Threatened by Wildfires

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.21.08

The staff of Cadillac Cicatrix, a two-year-old literary magazine based in Carmel Valley, California, recently was forced to evacuate the magazine's office in the face of encroaching wildfires.

 

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Nam Le and Karen Russell Among Dylan Thomas Prize Semifinalists

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.18.08

The sixteen semifinalists for the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize, which is given to a poet or fiction writer under thirty years of age for a work in English, were announced on Sunday.

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Kay Ryan Named U.S. Poet Laureate

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.17.08

Kay Ryan has been named the sixteenth poet laureate of the United States, the Library of Congress announced today.

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Current Issue

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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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