On March 16, the NBCC celebrated the finalists for the 2016 publishing year. The winners include Louise Erdrich for her novel, LaRose, and Ishion Hutchinson for poetry with House of Lords and Commons.
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Smuggled Fiction, Costly Tweets, Powerful Poetry & More! Your Weekly Lit News Round Up by Laurel Dowswell
First Known English Publication of Fiction Out of North Korea Lands in U.S. The Accusation, a collection of short stories by the pseudonymous North Korean writer Bandi, was just released in the English language in the UK (Serpent’s Tail) on March 2, and in the US on March […]
2017 in Verse, Fantasy Novel Adaptions, Fiction Apps & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Emily Ramser
Indigenous Poet Ali Cobby Eckermann Wins $215,000 Literary Prize The Australian writer and poet won a Windham-Campbell prize. Eckermann, currently unemployed, is living in Adelaide. She says the prize money will allow her to reunite with her son and grandson. Other writers in the 2017 grant round include the […]
Los Angeles Times Book Finalists Announced The finalists, announced on 2/22, include Zadie Smith’s novel Swing Time, Jane Mayer’s Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, and Rep. John Lewis’ graphic memoir March: Book Three. The list includes 55 books, plus one award was announced – […]
Poet Morgan Parker released a poetry collection on the 14th titled There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé. The poems use Beyoncé and Lady Gaga as foils to analyze race, social justice, and gender.
AWP Tackles Politics, Serial Fiction, a Rare Book Heist & More! Your Weekly Lit News Update by Laurel Dowswell
Thousands of writers, publishers, and teachers descended upon Washington, D.C., this week for the annual AWP Conference and Book Fair — with more than books on their minds.
Writers in DC, a Book Deal for #1000BlackGirlBooks Founder & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
Writers Prepare to Lobby Congress During AWP 2017 Writers from around the country attending AWP in Washington, DC this week are planning to lobby their senators and representatives on Friday, February 10, regarding a number of the new administration’s policies. On Saturday, there will also be a vigil […]
4-Year-old Librarians, Video Game Awards, Plagiarism & More! Weekly Lit News Roundup by Emily Ramser
Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA, was named “Librarian For The Day” of the Library of Congress. She has read over 1000 books at the age of four, including some college level texts.
Writers Resist, National Book Foundation, Protest Literature & More! Your Weekly Lit News Roundup by Laurel Dowswell
On January 15th, writers, artists and activists will be coming together in New York City to “Stand with PEN America to defend free expression, reject hate crimes and uphold truth in the face of lies and misinformation!”
Maggie Smith’s poem “Good Bones” has been declared by many publications to be the official poem of 2016.