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First Man Asian Literary Prize Finalists Announced in Hong Kong

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.30.07

The finalists for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize were announced in Hong Kong last Friday by Man Group, the sponsor of the Man Booker Prize. The $10,000 prize will be awarded annually for Asian fiction and nonfiction that is unpublished in English. 

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Harcourt and Area Bookstores Affected by California Wildfires

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.26.07

The wildfires that have swept southern California this past week have caused several bookstores and at least one publisher, Harcourt, to temporarily halt business, Publishers Weekly recently reported.

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Random House Named Best Book Publisher to Work For

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.23.07

A recenty study by Book Business titled "20 Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For" ranked Random House, the world's largest English-language trade book publisher, as the best employer. 

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Robert Pinsky Hosts Alzheimer's Documentary

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.22.07

Robert Pinsky recently lent his voice to a documentary film about the work of Memory Bridge: The Foundation for Alzheimer’s and Cultural Memory in Chicago. Pinsky’s most recent poetry collection, Gulf Music, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on October 16. More

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

by Staff

Daily News

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

by Staff

Daily News

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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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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