Items Tagged With historical fiction

Odds on Murakami for Nobel Prize, the Revelations of Marilynne Robinson, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.6.14

Akashic Books to launch left-leaning sports imprint; Margaret Sullivan weighs in on Amazon-Hachette dispute; U.K. bookstores launch "Super Thursday"; and other news.

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Hilary Mantel’s Controversial New Short Story, the Slow Reading Movement, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.19.14

A marathon Dylan Thomas reading; forthcoming books on ISIS; the debate about young adult fiction; and other news.

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Barnes & Noble Splits From Nook, Simon & Schuster Opens E-book Lending to all Libraries, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.26.14

Walt Whitman first edition sells for record amount; in defense of attractive writers; portraits of Kurt Vonnegut; and other news.

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Harper Lee Permits To Kill a Mockingbird E-book, the Search for Miguel de Cervantes, and More

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Online Only, posted 4.29.14

Bear Grylls to pen thrillers; “ambush poetry” in Las Vegas; the trouble with labeling women’s writing; and other news.

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Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships for Creative Writers

Fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers for monthlong residencies at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts, to research pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. A stipend of $1,350 and on-campus housing is provided; fellows residing off-campus receive $1,850. The fellowships support research for creative work that informs the general public, such as historical poems and novels. Residencies may take place any time in 2015. Submit 10 copies of up to 25 pages of poetry or prose, a five-page project proposal, a résumé, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to AAS by the references) by October 5. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Michael Shaara Book Prize

Michael Shaara Book Prize

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel about the Civil War published during the previous year to "encourage fresh approaches to Civil War fiction." Publishers, critics, and authors may submit four copies of a book published in 2014 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Prize in American Historical Fiction

Prize in American Historical Fiction
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of historical fiction published during the previous year. Publishers or authors may submit three copies of books (or bound galleys) published in 2014 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel published in the previous year that is set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of a book published in 2014 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.