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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

News and Trends

July/August 2006

This installment of Page One features excerpts from Hillbilly Gothic: A Memoir of Madness and Motherhood by Adrienne Martini and The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee.

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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The Poetic Appraisal

News and Trends

July/August 2006

Poetry in America, the 2006 report released by the Poetry Foundation, has spurred efforts to revitalize an interest in poetry among the general population, and in doing so, has also sparked a debate among those in the literary community.

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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.

Literary MagNet

News and Trends

July/August 2006

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features the Gettysburg Review, Prairie Schooner, Fence, Harpur Palate, Slate, and Ellipsis.

The Contester: Winnow's Refund Runs Into Trouble

News and Trends

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.

Small Press Points

News and Trends

July/August 2006

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Blue Moon Books, Soft Skull Press, Grove Press, Grove/Atlantic, Inc. Clear Cut Press, and Broadsided Press.

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.
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