Novelist, poet, and playwright Denis Johnson passed away on May 24. National Book Award winner for Tree of Smoke, as well as the author of the short story collection Jesus’ Son was 67.
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American Writers Museum Opens in Chicago The American Writers Museum opens its doors today in Chicago. The 11,000 square feet space houses timelines, placards, a
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Independent Bookstore Day Celebrated The official Independent Bookstore Day is the last day of April each year. Bringing author readings, music and kids events and more,
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The 2017 winners were announced on Monday, 4/10. Colson Whitehead won the fiction award for The Underground Railroad. The poetry honor was awarded to Tyehimba Jess for Olio.
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Such an isolated place. Where they lived. To give directions to a stranger would be impossible. Off the main arterial road everything round here dissolves
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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