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Flood Relief Fund for Libraries: Postcard From Prague

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Online Only, posted 8.23.02

Witnesses looked on in anguish as the murky flood waters of the Vltava River surged over Prague, one of the world's greatest literary cities-home of Kafka, Kundera, Hrabal, and Havel.

An Interview With Fiction Writer Don DeLillo

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Online Only, posted 8.16.02

Don DeLillo is the author of twelve novels, including White Noise, Libra, Underworld, Mao II, and most recently, The Body Artist. He has won the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and the Jerusalem Prize. He was born in 1936 and grew up in the Bronx.

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Sharon Olds at the Workshop: Postcard From Paris

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Online Only, posted 7.19.02

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The 16th annual Paris Writers Workshop wrapped up on July 5 after a week-long schedule of workshops, lectures, readings, and walking tours.

Directions for Armchair Travelers

News and Trends

July/August 2002

In January, National Geographic Books launched a series that offers a different kind of travel book—one that uses the unique perspective of a writer to explore the larger implications of place.

Putting a Price on Writers Who Read

News and Trends

July/August 2002

Giving a public reading, for most writers, involves a good deal of anxiety, a powerful dose of pride in one's work, and the cool relief of getting through the experience without humiliation. Payment often comes in the form of applause. But for those writers whose names regularly appear on book jackets and prize announcements, public readings can mean big business—and big paychecks.

Move Over, Oprah

News and Trends

July/August 2002

Writers, publishers, and bookstore owners who have profited a great deal from the success of Oprah's Book Club reeled from the announcement on April 5 that Oprah Winfrey had made her last monthly book club selection, for nothing else could elevate a book to the status of best-seller quite like it.

On Essays: Literature’s Most Misunderstood Form

The Literary Life

July/August 2002

This is not an essay. Though maybe, in a way, it is. Because it's a strange thing about essays—even talking about them, trying to get at what they are, it's hard not to cleave to the spirit of the essay, that inconclusive, most outwardly formless of forms, which spills and seeps into so many other kinds of writing-memoir, feature, commentary, review—and punctuates every assertion with a qualification, a measure of doubt, an alternate possibility.

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An Interview With Editor Dave Smith

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Online Only, posted 6.01.02

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Poet and editor Dave Smith will resign in July from The Southern Review, the literary journal based at Louisiana State University that he has been co-editing since 1990. Smith, who turns 60 in December, will leave Baton Rouge and the literary post of his hero, the poet Robert Penn Warren who started the journal, for a Chair in Poetry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The move will allow him to remain in the South, his home and the inspiration for much of his work.

W. S. Merwin at the Village Voice: Postcard From Paris

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Online Only, posted 5.31.02

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W. S. Merwin made his first appearance at the Village Voice bookstore on May 27, the same evening a hailstorm hit Paris. Merwin is the author of 20 books of poems, four books of prose, and nearly 20 books of translations, including one of the Middle English Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which is scheduled for publication in October by Knopf.

An Interview With Editor Jenny Penberthy

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Online Only, posted 5.03.02

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Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works, edited by Jenny Penberthy, a professor of English at Capilano College in Vancouver, was published in April by the University of California Press. The collection presents all of her surviving poetry and plays.

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