Literary Prizes

WHAT: A screening of the first episode arc of the '90s PBS show Ghostwriter, which was both ahead of its time and completely
I was at a dinner of publishing professionals recently when a book came up that I said I hadn't enjoyed. The response was: "It won the Pulitzer."
Every year since 2004 the Library of Michigan has publicized as many as 20 Notable Michigan books "reflective of Michigan's diverse ethnic, historical, literary, and cultural experience."
Elizabeth Strout's new novel, My Name is Lucie Barton, returns to the mother-daughter turf of her debut, Amy and Isabelle, published a decade and a half ago.
“My first novel was published in 1993 and I noticed it wasn't treated the same ways as books by peers: different treatment
Paul Burston, the creator of the Polari Literary Salon in London, has, through sheer charm, hard work and diligence, transformed the possibilities of what a literary event should be: a space crackling with energy, ideas, excitement, raucousness and just plain ole fun.
But each of us is given a unique thread, a point-of-view, a message to contribute to the story of humankind. Somewhere deep down, we know what it is, but we sell out for one reason or another.
In reality, neither of the two categories of writers necessarily deserve the distinction of being better writers. Different writers is a better word choice.
Two books positively straining at their bindings are in your local bookstore right now; pick them up, and you'll be glad you did.
Alice Munro's writing, like all great writing, teaches us to be human. It engages big questions in small spaces: What does it mean to be regional? What does it mean to be Canadian? What does it mean to be a mother? What does it mean to be betrayed?
Still, against all odds, his voice was able to transcend the "dead zone" of colonialism, to bring to life not only a great
This summer, I found myself re-reading Alice Walker's The Color Purple, a book that is both wonderful and awful. After finishing, I asked myself, "Why do some books by great authors (or parts of books by great authors) work so well, while others fail?"
Gender distinctions in literature are arbitrary and often ass-backwards. Can women, for example, write "men's fiction"? Why not?
An incredible number of literary heavyweights have been insulted with spots on the Bad Sex shortlist over the past 19 years. Which begs the question: Has sufficient attention been paid to the art of writing sex scenes?
We aren't disappointed. Glück comes up with a new collection every few years, once she's past a major milestone in life, a
The Man Booker longlist, announced last week, included four first-time novelists. This week we talk to all four about the
One of the most difficult aspects of being a judge for the Man Booker Prize, as I discovered in 2008, becomes apparent when
Looking for more info on the nominees? Click here for Flavorwire's guide to the longlist. The Man Booker Longlist was announced
The 2011 Forward prize shortlist has been announced. It's an anniversary year: the prize is celebrating its 20th birthday