Daily News from Poets & Writers

Mad at Madoff: Booker Prize Sponsor Invested With Swindler

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.23.08

Man Group, the investment company and hedge fund that sponsors the Man Booker Prize, had $360 million invested in two funds linked to Bernard Madoff.

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Nobel Secretary Who Criticized American Literature Steps Down

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Online Only, posted 12.22.08

Horace Engdahl, secretary of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize, announced on Saturday that he would leave his post in 2009.

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Boston Among Top Three Cities for Literary Tourism

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Online Only, posted 12.19.08

Condé Nast Traveler recently published its list of the top cities for vacationers looking for a literary experience. More

Elizabeth Alexander to Revive the Role of Inaugural Poet

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Online Only, posted 12.18.08

Poet Elizabeth Alexander has been selected to read an original poem at the inauguration of president elect Barack Obama, making her only the fourth inaugural poet in U.S. history.

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Sherman Alexie's National Book Award Winner Removed From Oregon School

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Online Only, posted 12.17.08

The Crook County School District in central Oregon recently removed Sherman Alexie's children's book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, from classrooms after a parent complained to the school board that it was inappropriate for anyone, of any age.

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More Publishing Layoffs, Now at Macmillan

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Online Only, posted 12.16.08

Macmillan, whose imprints include Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG), Henry Holt, and St. Martin's Press, announced yesterday that it has eliminated sixty-four jobs, nearly 4 percent of its U.S. workforce. More