Magazine Articles Tagged With conferences

Simon & Schuster Versus Barnes & Noble, Deborah Moggach’s Writing Rules, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.31.13

Italian scholars believe the oldest Torah scroll in existence has been discovered; Boris Kachka reports from BookExpo America; Kristopher Jansma takes the pulse of independent bookstores; and other news.

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Sneak Peek at New PBS Philip Roth Documentary, Gatsby at Cannes, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.12.13

Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the Cannes Film Festival; Random House announced new terms for its new genre imprint author contracts; a roundup of AWP 2013 recaps from conference veterans Steve Almond, Roxane Gay, and Julianna Baggott; and other news.

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New Thomas Pynchon Novel Set for September, Free College-Level Writing Classes, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.25.13

A new Thomas Pynchon novel will be published this September; Nicholas Thompson reveals the magazine article origins of the Oscar-winning film Argo; nine free college-level writing and literature classes; and other news.

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Writers on Anniversary of Sylvia Plath's Death, Truman Capote Controversy, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.13

A dispute over the ownership of case files that informed Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood have cast doubts on the veracity of sections of Capote’s masterpiece; to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death, the Guardian asked several writers to comment on what Plath’s work means to them, including Jennifer Egan, Sharon Olds, and Lena Dunham; novelist Caroline Leavitt shares a tale of love lost and found, and a pet tortoise named Minnie; and other news.

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Steve Almond on the State of Narrative Fiction, New Novel by Khaled Hosseini, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.14.13

Caleb Crain on the life and death of Aaron Swartz; Chris Hayes discusses Barack Obama with authors Ayana Mathis, George Saunders, Victor LaValle, and Michael Chabon; Pentametron, a Twitter bot, seeks out tweets written in iambic pentameter; and other news.

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Unfinished Truman Capote Manuscript Discovered, State of Affairs in Poetryland, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.15.12

Mike Shatzkin has two pieces of advice for publishers; Alex Balk discusses abandoning his post-modern novel, Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has written an adaptation of Billy Lynn’s novel, Long Halftime Walk; and other news.

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Wendig's Twenty-Five Things Writers Should Know, Johnny Depp's New Imprint, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.16.12

Actor Johnny Depp is launching a HarperCollins imprint called Infinitum Nihil; Microsoft announced the pricing for its new line of Surface tablets; the battle over the ownership of Franz Kafka's papers has been decided in court; and other news.

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Washington, D.C.

by Carolyn Parkhurst

City Guides

Online Only, posted 9.22.11

New York Times best-selling author Carolyn Parkhurst shares the bookstores, reading series, and other literary landmarks of Washington, D.C., that make it “a beautiful, vibrant, creative city."

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New York City

by T Cooper

City Guides

Online Only, posted 8.22.11

From newly established bookstores such as McNally Jackson Books in SoHo to long-time forums such as the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church on the Lower East Side, T Cooper, author, most recently, of The Beaufort Diaries, visits his favorite places to research, revise, and read in New York City.

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A New Bread Loaf Rises in Italy

by Jennifer De Leon

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.11

May/June 2011

This September Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference will expand its workshop from the historic Bread Loaf Inn in Middlebury, Vermont, to the Italian island of Sicily, with a condensed program of classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

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