Viet Thanh Nguyen has just become the first Asian-American member of the Pulitzer Board.

A big congratulations to Viet Thanh Nguyen, who is joining the Pulitzer Prize Board as its first Asian-American and Vietnamese-American member. After an extensive nominating process, the board chooses the winners from a list of finalists in each category and may additionally give a Special Award or Citation to other works. Nguyen, a professor at […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-08 18:40:01 UTC ]
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More Than a Satire: American Fiction is a Poignant Reflection on Existence

Of all the great premises™ boasted by this year’s slate of movies, the wonderful American Fiction has one of the very best. The film is about a veteran writer of literary fiction who, as a Black man, finds himself undesirable in the literary market for his lack of conforming to type. The... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-12-15 09:55:27 UTC ]
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We Need Your Help: Support Lit Hub, Become a Member

Dear Lit Hub Reader, We need your help. For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. Now, as one of the last independent book-focused publications on the internet, we want to cover an even larger part of that world. Because of you, Lit Hub has […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-12-15 08:22:22 UTC ]
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Read these great books published by Lit Hub staff members in 2023.

As you probably know, Literary Hub is produced by a small staff; most of us are writers, and/or moonlight as editors on other projects. This year, four of our number—that would be 36% percent of full time Literary Hub staffers, not too shabby—published books, which is certainly worthy of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-12-11 17:52:31 UTC ]
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10 New December Book Club Picks, From #ReadWithMC to Subtle Asian Book Club

Here are the books being read by all of the book clubs this month, as well as how to take part in the discussion. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-12-08 11:36:00 UTC ]
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José Donoso Saw the Future of Latin American Literature

American readers have largely forgotten the single greatest writer to come from the Latin American Boom: Chilean novelist José Donoso. The post José Donoso Saw the Future of Latin American Literature appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2023-11-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Kali Fajardo-Anstine in Praise of Willa Cather and the American Southwest

I first heard of Willa Cather as a teenage bookseller in North Denver, at a new, used, rare, and antiquarian bookshop that had once been a mechanic’s garage. At the bookstore, there was an entire section of Cather’s famous works, which I had labeled meticulously with colored markers on scraps of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-11-14 10:00:45 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: Worm: A Cuban American Odyssey by Edel Rodriquez

This graphic memoir is a classic immigrant tale, illuminating the political repression characterizing the society author Edel Rodriquez escaped in Cuba—and rebuking its rising right-wing political presence. An 11-page excerpt. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-11-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Complicating the Narrative of Mental Illness Using the Monsters from Asian Mythology

Jami Nakamura Lin begins with a warning: “In the presence of a story—if the story is a good one—time collapses.” This is precisely what she achieves in a genre-bending memoir that collapses past and present, personal and mythical. The Night Parade begins with her attempts to trace the origins of... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-11-07 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Putting the Asian Experience of World War II at Center Stage: A Reading List of Essential Books

Almost eight decades after the end of World War II, that conflict continues to define political discourse throughout the Western world. Still, for American, British, French, and Canadian readers, the war overwhelmingly means the European theater, with the Asia-Pacific campaigns against Imperial... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-11-02 08:40:02 UTC ]
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How Has Big Publishing Changed American Fiction?

A new book argues that corporate publishing has transformed what it means to be an author. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2023-11-01 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Do I Sound Asian? Do I Sound Gay? Curtis Chin on Finding His Voice While Narrating His Memoir

As my debut memoir plowed towards print publication, I suddenly remembered that my agents had negotiated the audio book rights with my publisher. Although I had the option to try out for the role of narrator (essentially to audition to be myself) my agents suggested that I should consider... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-10-23 08:50:26 UTC ]
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4 Best American Titles Releasing This Month

These anthologies, which annually round up short works published during the prior year in a handful of genres and subject areas, hit bookstore shelves next week. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-10-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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8 South Asian Novels About Falling in Love

My introduction to romance novels came when my high school crush handed me a book written by his mother’s friend under a pen name. It was all very hush hush, no one knew what the author’s real identity was, but he trusted me with this big secret (which might have been the first grand romantic... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-10-12 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Harvey Awards to Induct 6 New Hall of Fame Members

The inductees will be honored at New York Comic Con on Oct. 13. Five are from the world of superheroes, and one is a pioneer of underground comics. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-10-03 14:00:11 UTC ]
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'Jeopardy' vet Amy Schneider runs the board on drugs, polyamory, transphobia and more

Schneider's memoir 'In the Form of a Question' mines the 'Jeopardy!' star's life — acid trips, polyamory, fame, fears and how Leo DiCaprio didn't do it for her. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-09-30 15:38:29 UTC ]
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Read the Winners of American Short Fiction’s 2023 Insider Prize, Selected by Nickolas Butler

Last spring, I approached Nickolas Butler, internationally bestselling author of the novels Shotgun Lovesongs, The Hearts of Men, and Godspeed, to be the judge for this year’s Insider Prize, American Short Fiction’s annual literary award for incarcerated writers in Texas. He’d worked with... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-09-22 08:15:30 UTC ]
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Amazon's Kindle Scribe is up to 22 percent off for Prime members

Amazon has rolled out a new Kindle Scribe sale for Prime members. Each configuration of the 10.2-inch ereader is up to 22 percent off, which brings the base version with 16GB of storage and Amazon's "Basic Pen" stylus down to $265. That's $75 off the device's usual price and only $10 more than... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-09-19 15:15:36 UTC ]
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Publishers are using online job boards to diversify revenue streams

Globally, the publishing industry is contending with diminishing revenues. With a recent report from intelligence provider WARC finding that global advertising revenue for total print will experience a 7.7% drop-off in 2023 from last year’s number, traditional publishers are looking to shore up... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2023-09-14 15:29:34 UTC ]
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'Empty shelves with absolutely no books': Students, parents question school board's library weeding process

Several Peel District School Board students, parents and community members are concerned about a seemingly inconsistent approach to a new book weeding process intended to ensure school library books are inclusive, but that appears to have led some schools to remove thousands of books published... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-09-13 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Pulitzer Prizes Expand Eligibility to Noncitizens

The jury for the memoir category had raised concerns that the citizenship requirement was excluding a large part of American culture. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-09-12 21:31:43 UTC ]
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