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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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Philip Roth’s epidemic and ours

His polio novel, ‘Nemesis,’ is a psychic map to our current struggle with coronavirus. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-04 22:32:38 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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'Honey in the Carcase' is Josip Novakovich's darkest and, somehow, most hopeful book yet

Only a few dozen writers have had careers estimable enough to have been nominated for the International Man Booker Prize, an award something like a cooler Nobel. Think Don DeLillo. Lydia Davis. Philip Roth. Joyce Carol Oates. Among the nominees in 2013 was the Croatian-born Josip Novakovich, who... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 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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Books: Daniel Handler goes Philip Roth, Nora Ephron is celebrated and a look at the controversial history of John Smelcer

Welcome to books this week! First, a couple of stories that you can find only online: THE BIG STORY John Smelcer’s YA book “Stealing Indians” is a finalist for the recently announced PEN Center USA awards. Questions about Smelcer have been raised since 1994, when he was teaching at the University... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The age of anxiety: what does Granta’s best young authors list say about America?

The US is in crisis - what about its literature? Michelle Dean reports on the list of American writers to watch this decade, which is as diverse as the country itselfThe 2017 list in fullIt is a strange time to be making declarations about the nature of American writing. The country’s not... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roth, Coetzee, Amis join in authors' letter to Trump

Philip Roth, Zadie Smith, J M Coetzee and Anne Tyler are among 65 leading writers joining with PEN America in an open letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to reconsider his travel ban against visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth

Assistant news editor John Maher recommends 'American Pastoral' by Philip Roth, the winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in fiction and the subject of an upcoming film adaptation starring and directed by Ewan McGregor. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top literary agent Andrew Wylie calls Amazon Isis-like distribution channel

Wylie calls for fellow publishers to stand firm and not to blink during negotiations over ebook royalties with digital retailerHe is the sinister jackal of the literary world who counts Salman Rushdie, Philip Roth and Martin Amis among his formidable roster of clients.Andrew Wylie, arguably the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Master

We last heard from Elizabeth Spencer more than a decade ago. In 1998 she published a memoir, Landscapes of the Heart, followed in 2001 by a “greatest hits” roundup of her novellas and short stories, The Southern Woman, which was followed by a quiet 12 years. One could be forgiven the thought... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2014-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Greatest Novelist You Haven’t Read

It is one of the eccentricities of American publishing that James Salter has not been widely embraced as a great writer. His books are as good as those of post-war novelists like John Updike, Philip Roth, Richard Ford, and critics have often said so, and yet he is nowhere near as beloved or... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2013-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Press lauds Barnes' Booker win

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 09:34 The thrice-denied Julian Barnes has been lauded in the press for finally winning the Man Booker prize with his The Sense of an Ending. The Guardian warmly welcomed the decision. Claire Armistead said: "To those who believe the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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