Magazine Articles Tagged With tributes

CIA Used Doctor Zhivago as a Weapon, Liberty Media Sells Barnes & Noble Shares, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.7.14

Kazuo Ishiguro’s first new novel in ten years; remembering Peter Matthiessen, Brendan Behan, and Marina Keegan; what Percy Bysshe Shelley ate; and other news.

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Madonna to Direct Rebecca Walker Adaptation, Alice Munro Honored With New Canadian Coin, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.26.14

Kiese Laymon on the politics of black male action; Patrick Leigh Fermor book and Tennessee Williams short story each published after an eighty-year wait; Scribd’s new travel book section; and other news.

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Nelson Mandela, Ursula K. Le Guin on Fiction, Emily Dickinson’s Lost Poems, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.6.13

Nadine Gordimer remembers the life and soul of Nelson Mandela; Ursula K. Le Guin discusses the art of writing fiction; book marketing predictions for 2014; and other news.

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Seamus Heaney Dies, Classic Book Covers, Independent vs. Self-Publishing, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.30.13

Revered Irish poet Seamus Heaney passes in Dublin; Flavorwire honors vintage book covers; Second Skin co-founder discusses independent vs. self-publishing; and other news.

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'Today' Book Club, Franzen's First Novel, Query Letters, and More

by James F. Thompson

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.20.13

The Today Show resurrects book club with fantasy novel; Jonathan Franzen's debut novel turns twenty-five; query letter adivce; female protagonists gain depth; and other news.

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Letters in Support of Ghassan Zaqtan, Poetry on Mars, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.4.13

New York City's Word Up Community Bookshop has signed a new lease; a couple was discovered this past weekend allegedly breaking into the Emily Dickinson Museum; Seth Fried highlights some recent communications from a poet we know on Facebook; and other news.

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Edra Ziesk Examines the Nature of Friendship, McSweeney's on the Radio, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.21.12

Dissident poet Li Bifeng was sentenced to twelve years in prison in China; News Corp, which owns HarperCollins, is in early discussions with CBS about acquiring Simon & Schuster; Brain Pickings features the routines of several successful writers, including Joan Didion, Haruki Murakami, and Ray Bradbury; and other news.

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The Art of Reading Gerard Manley Hopkins: Austerity Made Sublime

by William Giraldi

The Literary Life

Posted 9.28.12

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Novelist William Giraldi celebrates the work of nineteenth-century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins and contemporary poet Geoffrey Hill, who first introduced Giraldi to Hopkins’s verse.

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Bennington Band Honors Late Poet

by A. N. Devers

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.09

July/August 2009

A group of writing instructors and students who over the years formed a ragtag band during late-night impromptu jam sessions at the Bennington Writing Seminars released their first CD earlier this year. Titled Let's Doghouse: A Tribute to Liam Rector, the compilation serves as a memorial to the founding director of the Writing Seminars, a poet, who passed away two years ago.

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An Editor Remembered: Postcard From New York City

by Todd Boss

Postcard

Online Only, posted 2.17.09

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Against a backdrop of snowfall and accompanied by the jazz strains of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” a memorial service for the legendary W. W. Norton editor Carol Houck Smith, who died late last year at the age of eighty-five, was held recently at St. Peter’s Church in New York City.

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