Daily News from Poets & Writers

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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Six International Writers Make Shortlist for Dylan Thomas Prize

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Online Only, posted 9.17.08

The administrators of the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize announced on Tuesday the six finalists for the international award, including poets and fiction writers from England, South Africa, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

 

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National Book Foundation Honors Lifetime Achievement of Maxine Hong Kingston

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Online Only, posted 9.16.08

The National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards, recently announced that Maxine Hong Kingston will be honored with the 2008 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

 

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California Poets Unite for L.A. Poetry Marathon

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Online Only, posted 9.15.08

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On Saturday, September 27, over sixty southern California poets will come together for a fourteen hour poetry marathon to benefit Avenue 50 Studio, a multicultural gallery and exhibition space in the city's Highland Park district.

 

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NEA Chairman Set to Return to a Life of Writing

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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

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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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