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Hosseini Beats Bloom, Chabon, Patchett, and Russo for Book Sense Book of the Year

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.26.08

Khaled Hosseini's novel A Thousand Splendid Suns (Riverhead) was recently named the winner of the 2008 Book Sense Book of the Year Award in the category of fiction by the American Booksellers Association. Barbara Kingsolver, along with coauthors Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver, won in nonfiction for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (HarperCollins). More

U.S. Borders Closed to British Memoirist

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.24.08

British author Sebastian Horsley, whose memoir, Dandy in the Underworld (Sceptre, 2007), depicts a lifestyle of copious drug use and exploitation of prostitutes, was denied entry into the United States last Tuesday. U.S. customs officials at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport detained Horsley, adorned in top hat and three-piece suit; after eight hours of questioning about his drug addiction and sexual exploits, he was deported. More

Literary Magazines in the Running for 2008 Ellies

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.20.08

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced yesterday the finalists for the 2008 National Magazine Awards. The annual awards, also known as the Ellies, honor print and online magazines "that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imaginative design." Among the 128 finalists in twenty-five categories were the usual titles—the New Yorker led the finalists with twelve nominations—but a number of literary magazines are also in the running. More

Kate Christensen Wins PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.19.08

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced last week that novelist Kate Christensen has been awarded the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her fourth novel, The Great Man (Doubleday). She received $15,000. More

Exiled Bangladeshi Author to Leave India

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.18.08

Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladeshi author who has been living in a safe house in New Dehli for the past four months, announced yesterday that she will leave India, claiming that she has been living under a "virtual house arrest" and that she has been denied urgent medical care, Reuters reported. The author has been living in an undisclosed location in the Indian capital, where she has been isolated with a mobile phone, laptop computer, and a television. No visitors have been allowed. More

Bomb Threat Disrupts Paris Book Fair

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.17.08

The Salon du Livre, the international book fair in Paris that has drawn protests from several Arab nations for honoring Israeli literature at this year's event, was shut down briefly yesterday by a bomb threat, the Associated Press reported. Festival organizers received an anonymous phone call indicating that an explosion would occur at five PM, according to Jean-Daniel Compain, director of REED, the company that organized the event. Compain said that the caller made no specific mention of the fair's Israeli focus.

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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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