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TONIGHT: '90s PBS show 'Ghostwriter' Screening at Videology (Brooklyn)
Pop Culture Expert
WHAT: A screening of the first episode arc of the '90s PBS show Ghostwriter, which was both ahead of its time and completely
Are Pulitzer Winners Always Worth Reading?
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
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."
Michigan Book Awards Ignore LGBT Books
Author, Reviewer, Blogger
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."
A Bit About Elizabeth Strout
Meg Waite Clayton
bestselling author of 5 novels, including The Race for Paris a...
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.
CULTURE & ARTS
Books About Women Don't Win Major Fiction Prizes. How Can We Change That?
“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's Polari, the Most Exciting Literary Movement in London
Writer, Visual Artist
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.
How to Fulfill Your Destiny
Rea Nolan Martin
Award-winning author of visionary and literary fiction, essays...
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.
Literary Fiction vs. Genre Fiction
In reality, neither of the two categories of writers necessarily deserve the distinction of being better writers.
writers is a better word choice.
Kevin Barry. Read Him.
Anne Margaret Daniel
professor; writer; redhead. Editor, F. Scott Fitzgerald, I'D D...
Two books positively straining at their bindings are in your local bookstore right now; pick them up, and you'll be glad you did.
On Teaching the Work of Alice Munro
Fulbright-Garcia Robles Fellow
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?
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CULTURE & ARTS
Lalo Is the Word, Puerto Rico His Nation
Still, against all odds, his voice was able to transcend the "dead zone" of colonialism, to bring to life not only a great
Sore Winners, Sulky Losers and Sour Grapes of Wrath -- MLPC Author Gets the 2013 Prestigious Prize for Distinguished Non-Fiction
Linda Howard Urbach
Author, 'Madame Bovary's Daughter'
My Little Publishing Company plans to single-handedly bring back the prestige of literary prizes.
Reading Great Writers' Worst Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Author of the basketball novel This Is The Part Where You Laugh
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?"
"Men's Fiction" vs. "Mommy Porn"
Writer; Full of Pith and Vinegar
Gender distinctions in literature are arbitrary and often ass-backwards. Can women, for example, write "men's fiction"? Why not?
How (Not) to Write a Sex Scene
Novelist, Screenwriter, Harvard '12 grad; @isabelkaplan
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?
Philip Levine and Other Mediocrities: What it Takes to Ascend to the Poet Laureateship
We aren't disappointed. Glück comes up with a new collection every few years, once she's past a major milestone in life, a
Booker Longlist: Yvvette Edwards On A Cupboard Full Of Coats
The Man Booker longlist, announced last week, included four first-time novelists. This week we talk to all four about the
Hooray For The Bravest Booker Longlist Of All Time
One of the most difficult aspects of being a judge for the Man Booker Prize, as I discovered in 2008, becomes apparent when
Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced
Looking for more info on the nominees? Click here for Flavorwire's guide to the longlist. The Man Booker Longlist was announced
Forward Poetry Prize Shortlist: No Women Shortlisted
The 2011 Forward prize shortlist has been announced. It's an anniversary year: the prize is celebrating its 20th birthday
What's Missing From The Guardian First Book Award List
With 136 submissions from publishers, the Guardian first book award has assembled a fascinating list of this year's hottest
Placing Bets On The Nobel Prize In Literature 2011: Cormac McCarthy Is The Front Runner
True, there are only roughly 100 days left until they announce who gets the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature, but it's pretty
Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With The Wind' Turns 75
In June 1936, a blockbuster of a book was published; it gave the world a sense of the Old South, an unforgettable heroine
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize 'Suspended'
The suspension of the UK's second oldest literary award due to lack of funding has been met with dismay by authors from William
The Millions: 6 Egyptian Writers You Don't Know But Should
More writers from Egypt made the longlist for the $50,000, 2011 International Arabic Prize for Fiction (IPAF) than writers
Andrea Levy Wins Walter Scott Prize
Andrea Levy's story of the end of slavery, The Long Song, has won the £25,000 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction. Read
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