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Hiding the Body: My Susan Sontag Story, by John Weir

Essay John Weir Adapted from a photo by Jake weirick on Unsplash Like a dead pop star, Susan Sontag left behind a lot of fans who claim they knew her. After the release last September of Benjamin Moser’s new biography, Susan Sontag: Her Life and Work,... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-01-07 22:09:56 UTC ]
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Poem: The Far Norway Maples

From the poet's 10th book of poems, “Sight Lines,” selected as the National Book Award winner for poetry in 2019. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-01-01 10:00:08 UTC ]
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Larry Heinemann, Novelist of the Vietnam War, Dies at 75

His “Paco’s Story” was the surprise winner of the National Book Award for fiction in 1987, beating books by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-12-17 23:53:36 UTC ]
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Susan Choi’s Trust Exercise is coming to your television.

Congrats to Susan Choi for ending the year on a high note: her novel Trust Exercise, which won this year’s National Book Award for Fiction, is in development to become a limited television series with FilmNation Entertainment. Choi will write the series for FilmNation Entertainment, which was... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-12 21:43:30 UTC ]
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Electric Lit’s 15 Best Short Story Collections of 2019

Is your attention span ravaged by living in our hellscape of a modern era? Good news: 2019 brought us plenty of brilliant short fiction. We polled current and former Electric Lit staff and contributors about their favorite collections of the year, and their picks include debuts, National Book... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-12-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2019, by Michelle Johnson

News and Events Michelle Johnson In 2019 WLT continued publishing fiction, poems, interviews, and essays in translation—publishing more than 50 pieces from languages ranging from Albanian to Zoque—along with pieces by translators about their work. In... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-12-10 14:32:34 UTC ]
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2019 National Book Award Winners Announced

The 2019 National Book Award winners have been announced! Hosted by LeVar Burton, the 70th National Book Award ceremony was a night of storytelling! Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-21 12:22:37 UTC ]
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Choi, Broom and Sze among National Book Award winners; Teicher and White honoured

Last night’s 70th National Book Awards in New York saw Susan Choi, Sarah M Broom, Arthur Sze, Laszlo Krasnahorkai and Martin W Sandler annnounced as winners, respectively, in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-21 10:45:49 UTC ]
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Susan Choi Wins National Book Award for ‘Trust Exercise’

Sarah M. Broom won the nonfiction prize for “The Yellow House,” one of several memoirs in the category. Arthur Sze won in poetry for “Sight Lines.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-21 03:34:36 UTC ]
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2019 National Book Award Winners Announced

The 2019 National Book Award winners were announced in New York City tonight. The big prize for Fiction went to Trust Exercise by Susan Choi (Bonus: Read our 2019 interview with Choi).  In his opening remarks for the 70th annual ceremony, host Levar Burton spoke about the power of books... Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2019-11-21 03:04:39 UTC ]
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Here Are the National Book Award Winners!

The 2019 National Book Awards—aka the Oscars for books—have officially been awarded! This year’s winners are as follows: Young People’s Literature: Martin W. Sandler for 1919, The Year That Changed America. * Poetry: Arthur Sze for Sight Lines. * Translation: Laszlo Krasznahorkai and Ottile... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-21 02:41:21 UTC ]
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Remembering National Book Award Winners of the Past

On the day the 2019 honorees are to be unveiled, we recall recipients who have died in recent years. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-20 23:04:27 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: November 20, 2019

Ahead of tonight’s ceremony, we looked back at every National Book Award for Fiction and Nonfiction winner of the 21st century. | Book Marks “A closeness comes from an every-day giving of attention.” Nina McLaughlin on finding the natural world in Ovid. | Lit Hub What does the debutante ball... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-20 11:30:40 UTC ]
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‘In the Country of Women’: Featured Nonfiction from Susan Straight

In our latest edition of featured nonfiction, we present an excerpt from National Book Award finalist Susan Straight’s new novel, In the Country of Women, out now from Catapult. The post ‘In the Country of Women’: Featured Nonfiction from Susan Straight appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at 'The Millions'

[ The Millions | 2019-11-19 20:00:11 UTC ]
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Who Will Win the National Book Award for Fiction, According to My Dad

These are some important things to know about my dad: every Halloween he dresses up in a different inflatable costume to hand out candy, he’s seen Bigfoot, he watches John Wick about once a month, he wanted to name me Elvis, and when I was younger he read all my favorite books along with me.... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-11-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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An Exercise in Redemption: On Deirdre Bair’s “Parisian Lives”

AWARD-WINNING WRITER Deirdre Bair likes to call herself an “accidental biographer.” Apparently, she “had never read a biography before she decided that Samuel Beckett needed one and she was the person to write it.” One is inclined to call this a “happy” accident since the Beckett bio won the... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-11-14 13:30:01 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: November 13, 2019

“An unrequited crush on an English teacher is a great gig if you can get it.” From Little Women to Fleabag, Janet Manley considers the appeal of action at a distance. | Lit Hub Meet the National Book Award finalists (who kindly agreed to answer some of our questions). | Lit Hub Testimonies from... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-13 11:30:20 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: November 8, 2019

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, seven acclaimed books about and from East Germany. | Lit Hub What does “NSFW” mean in the age of social media? On the protean, problematic humor of the internet. | Lit Hub Remembering Stephen Dixon, two-time National Book Award finalist,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-08 11:30:40 UTC ]
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The Teenage Ghosts in Laura Ruby’s National Book Award Finalist Never Sleep

“Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All” is set during World War II in a Chicago orphanage, where teenagers — some of them ghosts — seek answers. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-08 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Remembering Stephen Dixon: Writer, Teacher, Friend

Stephen Dixon left us yesterday. The author of Frog (1991) and Interstate (1995) two National Book Award finalists, published some thirty other books, including collections of his over 500 short stories. I first met Dixon on the final day of a class in my junior year of college called “Short... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-07 20:03:05 UTC ]
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