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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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Henri Cole Wins $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

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Online Only, posted 10.06.08

The Academy of American Poets announced last week that Henri Cole received the 2008 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for his collection Blackbird and Wolf (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). The $25,000 prize is given annually to honor a book of poetry published in United States in the previous year. Cole’s collection was selected by poets Lucie Brock-Broido, B. H. Fairchild, and John Koethe. 

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Rowling Tops Ranks of Richest Authors

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Online Only, posted 10.03.08

Forbes released on Wednesday the names of the ten highest payed authors. The list contains writers who have weathered the volatile market and conquered the void of big box stores to pull in eight-plus figures—not to mention spawn an array of products, from films to toys to video games—in the past fiscal year. 

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Sony's Big Promotion: Watch a Man Read

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Online Only, posted 10.02.08

As part of a campaign to promote the Sony Reader, the Sony Corporation has hired world-renowned speed reader David Farrow to sit in a Manhattan storefront and use the device to read e-books nonstop for a month. For every page he turns, Sony will donate a library of one hundred e-book titles to a U.S. school. The company hopes to donate 150,000 e-book libraries, or fifteen million e-books, by the end of the month. The campaign, Reader Revolution, coincides with National Book Month.

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Nobel Secretary Causes Stir With Criticism of American Literature

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Online Only, posted 10.01.08

Horace Engdahl, the permanent secretary for the Swedish Academy and top jury member for the Nobel Prize, sent ripples through the literary community yesterday when he criticized American writers in an interview with the Associated Press.

 

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