Items Tagged With historical fiction

Librarians of Timbuktu vs. Al-Qaida, the Lyric Essay’s Fictions, and More

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Online Only, posted 4.25.16

Rigoberto González on the marginalization of Latino poets; celebrities and their “book selfies”; Pulitzers boost book sales; and other news.

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World Poetry Day, James Patterson’s BookShots, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.21.16

Prince announces upcoming memoir; Europe’s first print-on-demand bookstore; women poets to read right now; and other news.

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Fiction’s Spotlight on Solitude, Bad Advice From Great Authors, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.18.16

National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced; lost H. P. Lovecraft manuscript discovered in defunct magic shop; a reading of Moby-Dick by famous actors; and other news.

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Thoreau the Magical Realist, Embracing Ambivalence, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.9.16

Iraq war veterans on writing fiction; college students prefer print books to digital; racy Tagore translation pulled from Chinese stores; 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 $1,150 to $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 2016. 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.

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 2015 by December 1. There is no entry fee. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.