Daily News from Poets & Writers

Novelist Summer Wood Wins $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award

by Staff

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Online Only, posted 10.19.07

A Room of Her Own Foundation, the nonprofit organization based outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently announced that New Mexico novelist Summer Wood is the winner of its $50,000 Gift of Freedom Award.

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Irish Novelist Anne Enright Wins 2007 Man Booker Prize

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Online Only, posted 10.17.07

Forty-five-year-old novelist Anne Enright yesterday won the 2007 Man Booker Prize for The Gathering (Jonathan Cape). Enright lives in Dublin, where she was born, and is the second Irish woman, after Iris Murdoch in 1978, to have won the prize. She received £50,000 (approximately $102,048).

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Holtzbrinck Publishers Changes Name to Macmillan

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Online Only, posted 10.15.07

Last week Holtzbrinck Publishers, the company that includes the imprints Farrar, Straus and Giroux, St. Martin's Press, Henry Holt, and Picador, among others, officially changed its name to Macmillan.

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Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Online Only, posted 10.11.07

The Swedish Academy announced today that novelist Doris Lessing has won the Nobel Prize in literature. She is the eleventh woman to win literature’s biggest prize since the Nobel’s inception in 1901.

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Robert Hass, Denis Johnson, Edwidge Danticat Among 2007 National Book Award Finalists

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Online Only, posted 10.10.07

The finalists for the 58th annual National Book Awards were announced today by Camile Paglia at the Library Company in Philadelphia, the oldest circulating public library in the United States.

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Penguin Audio Backs Out of E-music Audiobook Deal

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Online Only, posted 10.7.07

Penguin Audio announced yesterday that it will not proceed with plans to offer one hundred and fifty audio titles on eMusic, the second largest seller of electronic media available for download. Penguin Audio withdrew its offer to avoid the potential for digital piracy due to the unregulated MP3 format in which eMusic sells its files.

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