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Debut Novelists Steve Toltz and Aravind Adiga Among Finalists for Booker Prize

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Online Only, posted 9.10.08

The judges of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction announced on Tuesday the six finalists for this year’s award.

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Will the Twiller, a New Twittering Genre, Catch On?

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Online Only, posted 9.09.08

Perhaps the latest chapter in the continuing debate over whether the book is a dying medium will be titled "Twiller." A couple weeks ago, novelist and New York Times reporter Matt Richtel wrote a short post on the newspaper's technology blog about his new writing project, effectively introducing a new genre called Twiller. 

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Six Emerging Women Writers Receive $25,000 Awards

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Online Only, posted 9.08.08

The Rona Jaffe Foundation announced on Wednesday the recipients of their fourteenth annual Writers' Awards, given to recognize emerging women writers "who demonstrate excellence and promise." The winners, nominated by literary professionals and selected by an anonymous panel of established writers, will each receive $25,000 at the awards ceremony, held on September 18 in New York City.

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D.C. Book Festival Spotlights African American Authors

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Online Only, posted 9.05.08

From September 25 through 27, the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving African American writers, will host Author Pavilion, a three-day book festival held in the nation's capital in celebration of African American literature and scholarship. The program features opportunities to meet with writers as well as performances of poetry and panel discussions.

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Ecco Lands Two Novels on Merc Center's First Novel Prize Shortlist

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Online Only, posted 9.04.08

The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction recently announced the shortlist for the 2008 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. The annual award is named after the former president and CEO of Doubleday; funded by his family, the prize is worth ten thousand dollars. 

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Louise Glück Wins $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award

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Online Only, posted 9.03.08

The Academy of American Poets announced on Tuesday that Louise Glück has been named the winner of the 2008 Wallace Stevens Award, which carries with it a prize of $100,000.

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