Daily News from Poets & Writers

Hundreds of Volunteers Help to Rescue Iowa Library Books

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.20.08

Thousands of library books at the University of Iowa, home to the Writers' Workshop, were in danger of being destroyed last week when the swollen Iowa River crested and flooded Iowa City. Located in the heart of the Iowa River valley, the university has not experienced such an event since since the devastating summer floods of 1993.

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Dante Cleared of Crime Seven Centuries After His Death

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.19.08

Nearly seven hundred years after his death, Dante Alighieri, Italy's most famous poet, finally has a clean criminal record. The city council of Florence voted earlier this week to revoke a death sentence placed on the poet in 1302.

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Vermont Inn Invites Jane Austen Enthusiasts to Slip Back in Time

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.18.08

A Vermont inn recently announced that it will host a series of four themed weekends aimed at giving Jane Austen aficionados a taste of the author's nineteenth-century lifestyle.

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Hanks and Howard Banned From Filming Angels and Demons in Rome Churches

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.17.08

The Roman Catholic Church yesterday declared two churches in Rome off limits to Ron Howard's film crews as they resume production of Angels and Demons, the film adaption of Dan Brown's prequel to The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks, the Associated Press reported. Filming had been delayed due to the writers' strike. More

Debut Novelist Rawi Hage Wins IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.13.08

Dublin mayor Paddy Bourke announced yesterday that Rawi Hage has won the 2008 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the most lucrative prize given for a single work of fiction published in English, for his first novel, De Niro’s Game (House of Anansi Press, 2006). He received 100,000 euros (approximately $155,000).

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Novelist Indra Sinha Joins Hunger Strike in New Delhi

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.12.08

Indra Sinha, author of the novel Animal's People (Simon & Schuster, 2008), began a hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the Indian government's neglect of victims of the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster, the event at the heart of his Booker Prize-nominated book, the Guardian recently reported. Sinha traveled from his home in London to New Delhi to join nine other protestors, seven of whom have been affected by contamination of air and water around the disaster site.

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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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