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Spanish Novelist Juan Marsé Wins Cervantes Prize

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Online Only, posted 12.01.08

Spain's culture minister, César Antonio Molina, announced last week that seventy-five-year-old Spanish novelist Juan Marsé has won the Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. Considered by some to be on the level of the Nobel Prize, the award comes with a cash stipend of 125,000 euros ($160,000).

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Rachel Johnson Wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award, Updike Duly Recognized

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Online Only, posted 11.28.08

At a ceremony in London on Tuesday night, Rachel Johnson, the sister of the city's mayor, Boris Johnson, was awarded the sixteenth annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award for passages in her novel Shire Hell (Penguin, 2008). John Updike received a lifetime achievement award after being nominated for the prize four consecutive times.

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Iowa City Named City of Literature by UNESCO

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Online Only, posted 11.27.08

Iowa City was recently named a City of Literature by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). With a population of less than seventy thousand people, Iowa City is the third city to receive the distinction, following Edinburgh, Scotland, and Melbourne, Australia.

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Borders Announces 2008 Original Voices Nominees

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Online Only, posted 11.26.08

Borders recently announced that nominees for the 2008 Original Voices Awards. The annual prizes recognize "fresh, compelling, and ambitious works from the new and emerging talents" published in the past year.

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Major Publisher Puts Book Acquisitions on Hold

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Online Only, posted 11.25.08

In the midst of an economic downturn and a crunched credit market, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently requested that its editors stop acquiring books.

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August Kleinzahler Wins Lannan's $150,000 Literary Award

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Online Only, posted 11.24.08

Last Friday the Lannan Foundation announced that poet August Kleinzahler won this year’s $150,000 Literary Award. Lannan Fellowships, each worth $100,000, were also awarded to poets Katie Ford and Ilya Kaminsky and fiction writers Charles D’Ambrosio and Glenn Patterson.

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