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Bullshit Saviors: Helen Benedict and Nadia Hashimi on Depictions of the American Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq

Novelists Nadia Hashimi and Helen Benedict join hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss the mistakes American writers and culture made in depicting the United States’ wars Iraq and Afghanistan. In the wake of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and President Biden’s decision to pull US... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-23 08:49:21 UTC ]
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Joy Williams has won the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Today, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced that Joy Williams will receive the 2021 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, which honors an American writer whose body of work is distinguished for both its mastery and originality of thought and imagination. Williams, a previous... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-30 17:19:46 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead is the youngest writer to win the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

It’s been quite a year for Colson Whitehead! First, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (again) and then he received the Orwell Prize for political fiction. And now the Library of Congress is honoring him with their lifetime achievement prize. (Previous recipients include Toni Morrison, Denis... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-14 15:56:24 UTC ]
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Colson Whitehead Awarded 2020 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

The annual Prize for American Fiction, one of the LoC's most prestigious awards, honors an American literary writer "whose body of work is distinguished not only for its mastery of the art but also for its originality of thought and imagination." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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When Will Ben Lerner Admit He’s a Novelist?

In 2012, a colleague and I decided to curate an interview series for the website where we then worked; we boldly and cleverly titled said series The Future of American Fiction. Yes, imagine it in (internet) lights. Per the title, we asked a handful of young and formally or thematically... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-30 08:48:58 UTC ]
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Philip Roth, Titan of American Fiction, Dies at 85

“The struggle with writing is done.” The Newark-born novelist, whose prolific output was matched perhaps only by his facility with the English language, died of congestive heart failure in Manhattan on May 22. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library of Congress Celebrates the Late Denis Johnson

The Library of Congress, which awarded Denis Johnson with the 2017 Prize for American Fiction, invited several prize-winning writers to talk about the issues raised in his fiction—and in modern society—of violence, addiction, marginality, and isolation. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In 2018, this publisher will only release books by women. Here's why.

After attending a panel discussion on 'The Crisis of American Fiction,' in which an all-male panel discussed only male authors for an entire hour, author Kamila Shamsie began to research the dearth of women in publishing and literary fiction. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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