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How Solitude Can Change Your Brain In Profound Ways

A little time alone can go a long way in spurring your creative thinking and strengthening relationships.I recently got back from a week of solitude in a house off Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. I was there to focus on finishing my book of short stories without distraction, conversations,... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2015-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The world's first true Instagram novel

Instagram has seen its share of photo essays, profiles and short stories. But no one has used the image-sharing network to publish an entire novel - at least not until Matilda and Harry. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2015-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'100 Years of Best American Short Stories' is vital yet flawed for loading the canon

When sickly Bostonian Edward J. O'Brien put together the first "Best American Short Stories" anthology in 1915, short stories were considered junky pop culture. He was hoping that his project would elevate the short-story form. He had no idea he was launching a series that would last a century... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gardam to receive Charleston-Chichester Award

Writer Jane Gardam is to be awarded the Charles-Chichester Award for a Lifetime's Excellence in Short Fiction at a special event held at this year's Charleston Small Wonder Short Story Festival. Gardam, who is the author of short stories as well as novels including the Old Filth trilogy, will... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Salt's Davies wins Frank O'Connor award

Welsh writer Carys Davies [pictured] has won the €25,000 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for her collection The Redemption of Galen Pike, published by the independent Salt Publishing. The award is the single most lucrative prize in the world for a collection of short... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Short story writers lament profile problem

Short stories are gaining ground in the UK, but authors working within the format are finding it more difficult to break into the public consciousness than novelists, writers have told The Bookseller. Awards that cover all forms of fiction such as The Folio Prize, won in 2014 by George... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Serpent's Tail signs Orange Prize-winner Martin

Serpent's Tail has signed two books from Orange Prize-winner Valerie Martin, a novel and a collection of short stories. Commissioning editor Rebecca Gray signed UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Peter Straus at RCW, on behalf of Molly Friedrich at the Friedrich Agency. Short... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Johnson short stories to Cape

Jonathan Cape has acquired a book of short stories by Daisy Johnson at auction. Editorial director Alex Bowler signed UK and Commonwealth rights to two books by Johnson from Jack Ramm at Eve White Literary Agency. Johnson is a 24-year-old prizewinning graduate of Oxford University’s Fiction... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Atwood novel due out in September

Margaret Atwood's first stand-alone novel in 15 years will be published in September, alongside a new collection of short stories. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2015-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Aird awarded CWA diamond dagger

Catherine Aird has been awarded the Crime Writer’s Association Diamond Dagger award. The Diamond Dagger winner is chosen by the CWA committee from a shortlist of writers judged worthy by their peers. Shortlisted authors must have sustained excellence in their careers and made a significant... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Granta buys Lacey story collection

Granta Books editor Anne Meadows has acquired a “darkly funny, whip-smart” novel and a collection of short stories from Catherine Lacey, whose debut novel Nobody is Ever Missing will be published - also by Granta - this week. Meadows acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, including Australia New... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Terry Wogan pens short story collection

Pan Macmillan is to publish a collection of short stories by television and radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan. Editorial director Trisha Jackson acquired UK & Commonwealth Rights from Luigi Bonomi at LBA. Jackson said: “I’ve been a huge fan of Terry’s for many years and these incredibly... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC and Booktrust launch teen story competition

Booktrust and the BBC have launched a short story competition for teenagers. The ‘BBC Young Writers’ Award with Booktrust’ is for teen writers (aged 14-18) of short stories, on any topic, of up to a 1,000 words. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Story anthology wins first book award

Irish author Colin Barrett wins the Guardian First Book Award for his debut collection of short stories, Young Skins. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2014-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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National Book Awards: US marines veteran Phil Klay wins for Redeployment

Short story collection about soldiers struggling in cope with chaos of Iraq war takes top US literary prize, with Ursula K Le Guin honored for lifetime contribution• Redeployment by Phil Klay review – incendiary stories of warA US marines veteran, Phil Klay, has taken home America’s most... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Happiness, Inspiration, and Wellness

My romance with Chicken Soup for the Soul began and ended with the adolescent iteration, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, and it was fostered in part because I read it when I was not yet teenaged. There was so much in that book for a 10-year-old to love: the amazing celebrity contributors... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2014-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Short stories from Kuwait win EIBF award

A short story collection by Kuwaiti author Mai Al-Nakib has won the 2014 Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray pre-empts McLaughlin stories

John Murray has pre-empted a collection of short stories and debut novel from Irish writer... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Distribution: Authors Sign with INscribe

Nine romance writers are distributing an anthology of short stories, "Naught Nine," through INscribe Digital. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2014: A Civil War Female Voice: Laird Hunt

An obscure but fascinating aspect of the Civil War, when hundreds of women disguised as men enlisted in the army as Union soldiers to fight, is at the heart of Neverhome (Little, Brown; Sept.) by Laird Hunt, the author of five novels and a collection of short stories and a two-time finalist for... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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