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Poet Sean O'Brien Wins 2007 T. S. Eliot Prize

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Online Only, posted 1.17.08

On Monday, British poet Sean O'Brien was awarded the 2007 T. S. Eliot Prize for his collection The Drowned Book (Macmillan). O'Brien also won the 2007 Forward Poetry Prize for a record-breaking third time last October. He is the first author to receive both prestigious awards, the most lucrative in the United Kingdom, in the same year.

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Texas State University Buys McCarthy Archive for $2 Million

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Online Only, posted 1.15.08

Novelist Cormac McCarthy recently sold his archives to the Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University, San Marcos, for $2 million. More

Joyce Carol Oates Nominated for Two NBCC Book Awards

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Online Only, posted 1.14.08

On Saturday, the National Book Critics Circle, a nonprofit organization composed of seven hundred book critics and reviewers from across the country, announced the finalists for the 2007 book awards. The winners in each category—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, autobiography, criticism, and biography—will be named on March 6 at an awards ceremony in New York City.

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Alliance of Artists Communities Appoints New Director

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Online Only, posted 1.11.08

The Alliance of Artists Communities announced on Wednesday the appointment of Caitlin Strokosch as the organization's executive director. On February 1, Strokosch will step down from her duties as program and communications director to assume the executive post. She will succeed Deborah Obalil, who has served for six years.

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Hadley, Lam, and Shepard Named Story Prize Finalists

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Online Only, posted 1.10.08

The finalists for the fourth annual Story Prize, a $20,000 award given for the year's best short fiction, were announced yesterday. More

Hernández Cruz and Padgett Join Academy's Board of Chancellors

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Online Only, posted 1.9.08

The Academy of American Poets announced yesterday that Victor Hernández Cruz and Ron Padgett have been elected to its board of chancellors. Hernández Cruz’s most recent poetry collection is The Mountain in the Sea (Coffee House Press, 2006), and Padgett’s most recent collections are How to Be Perfect (Coffee House Press, 2007) and If I Were You: Collaborative Poems (Proper Tales Press, 2007).

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