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The Contester: Winnow's Refund Runs Into Trouble

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July/August 2006

Six months after announcing that there would be no winner chosen for their First Book Award in Fiction competition, Winnow Press struggles to fulfill their uncommon promise to refund entry fees.

Q&A: Jacobs Steps In at Feminist Press

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July/August 2006

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During her third month on the job, Jacobs spoke about her new position as executive director of the oldest independent publisher of women's writing in the world.

More to the Story: Peter Carey

News and Trends

July/August 2006

For the second installment of this occassional feature, in which we ask authors to list the movies, music, artwork, and books that inspired them during the course of writing their new books, we asked two-time Booker Prize–winning author Peter Carey, whose ninth novel was published by Knopf in May, for his list; he replied with this essay.

Penguin, NBA Team Up for Literacy

News and Trends

July/August 2006

Penguin and the National Basketball Association (NBA) recently teamed up to launch a literacy campaign featuring the retired Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Ray Allen of the Seattle SuperSonics, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, and Becky Hammon of the New York Liberty, a team in the Women's National Basketball Association.

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An Interview With Poet and Fiction Writer Chris Abani

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Online Only, posted 6.01.06

Akashic Books recently published poet and novelist Chris Abani’s sixth book, the novella Becoming Abigail. Abani’s previous book, the novel GraceLand (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004), won the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize, a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, a Silver Medal in the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 6: Postcard From Seattle

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Online Only, posted 5.26.06

Another day, another strange encounter in an airport. This one with Charles D’Ambrosio, who wound up on the same flight as ours from Portland to Seattle.

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 5: Postcard From Portland, Oregon

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Online Only, posted 5.24.06

Why is Portland, Oregon, my favorite city in which to read? Let me count the ways.

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 4: Postcard From San Francisco

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Online Only, posted 5.17.06

As I stepped off the plane at the San Francisco International Airport, a strange, terrifying thought gripped me: Julianna will be meeting my mother tonight. It would be a momentous event. The two women most capable of humiliating me in public would be in the same room—and no doubt interacting during the question-and-answer session.

I could tell from that little extra pep in Julianna’s step that she was looking forward to it.

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 3: Postcard From Los Angeles

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Online Only, posted 5.15.06

I’m going to dispense with a report on the weather, because I am writing to you from Los Angeles, where the temp is perma-locked at eighty-three degrees Fahrenheit. The famous smog is still here, the toxic velvet dusk, the gleaming impermanence of movie billboards. And—let us now thank the gods of good fortune—my new wife Erin!

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour, Part 2: Postcard From New York City

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Online Only, posted 5.11.06

Ah, springtime in New York City! That ineluctable smell! What is it, exactly? Curry and fish sauce, garbage, perfume, rotten eggs, fresh bread, urine, incense, stale tailpipe, shish kebab, body odor. (I am estimating.)

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