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Debut Novelist Wins Booker, NBA Finalists Announced

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Online Only, posted 10.15.08

Debut novelist Aravind Adiga was named the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize for his book The White Tiger (Atlantic) and the National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 59th annual National Book Awards.

 

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Milan Kundera Accused of Being an Informant in the 1950s

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Online Only, posted 10.14.08

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, a Czech research group, published a report yesterday that accuses Milan Kundera of telling the police about a supposed spy nearly sixty years ago, according to the Associated Press. Kundera is said to have informed on Miroslav Dvoracek in 1950, when the Czech writer was twenty-one. 

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Publisher Plans Memorial for David Foster Wallace

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Online Only, posted 10.10.08

Little, Brown, the publisher of Infinte Jest (1996) and five other books by David Foster Wallace, has organized a memorial for the author, who committed suicide on September 12 at age forty-six. On October 23 Wallace's friends and colleagues will gather in New York City at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts to share their words about the prolific fiction writer and essayist. 

 

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An American Didn't Win the Nobel Prize? Big Surprise

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Online Only, posted 10.09.08

A week after Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary for the Swedish Academy and top jury member for the Nobel Prize, criticized American writers in an interview with the Associated Press (AP), the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature was announced. Not surprisingly, it isn't an American. French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio takes literature's highest honor this year for his "poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy," the prize committee said in a statement.

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Short Story Maven Amy Hempel Wins Rea Award

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Online Only, posted 10.08.08

Amy Hempel is the winner of the 2008 Rea Award for the Short Story for her achievements in short fiction, the Associated Press reported yesterday. The thirty-thousand-dollar prize is given to a living American or Canadian writer who has had a significant impact on the short story form.

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Dzanc Books to Hold All-Day Write-a-thon

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Online Only, posted 10.07.08

Dan Wickett, cofounder of Dzanc Books, announced today that the nonprofit publisher in Westland, Michigan, will hold a "write-a-thon" next month in order to raise money for its community-based programs. Volunteers can ask others to sponsor their writing by pledging either a specific amount of money based on the number of words written during the day-long session or a flat-rate donation. On the morning of November 15, Dzanc will e-mail participants a writing prompt or topic. Participants will then write poems, stories, and essays during the day.

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