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National Book Foundation Honors Lifetime Achievement of Maxine Hong Kingston

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Online Only, posted 9.16.08

The National Book Foundation, sponsor of the National Book Awards, recently announced that Maxine Hong Kingston will be honored with the 2008 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

 

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California Poets Unite for L.A. Poetry Marathon

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Online Only, posted 9.15.08

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On Saturday, September 27, over sixty southern California poets will come together for a fourteen hour poetry marathon to benefit Avenue 50 Studio, a multicultural gallery and exhibition space in the city's Highland Park district.

 

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NEA Chairman Set to Return to a Life of Writing

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Online Only, posted 9.12.08

Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the past six years, has announced that he will step down from his post in January to return to writing, the New York Times reported.

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Sara Gruen's Best-Seller on Fast Track to Big Screen

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Online Only, posted 9.11.08

The film rights to Sara Gruen's enormously successful novel Water for Elephents (Algonquin Books, 2006) were recently sold to the movie studio Fox 2000 in a competitive bidding war that included Paramount, Universal, and Warner Bros.

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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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