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Elie Wiesel's Attacker Found Guilty of Felony Hate Crime

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Online Only, posted 7.24.08

The man who attacked Holocaust survivor and novelist Elie Wiesel in a hotel elevator last year was found guilty of a felony hate crime charge of false imprisonment by a San Francisco jury on Monday. Twenty-four-year-old Eric Hunt was also found guilty of misdemeanor battery and elder abuse; he was cleared of five other felony charges, including kidnapping.

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Semifinalists for Man Asian Literary Prize Announced

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Online Only, posted 7.23.08

On Tuesday, the administrators of the Man Asian Literary Prize released their longlist of twenty-one semifinalists for the 2008 award, given for a novel by an Asian author that has not yet been published in English.

 

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Los Angeles Times to Kill Sunday Book Review Section

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Online Only, posted 7.22.08

The Los Angeles Times is laying off two of its book editors and ending its standalone Sunday book review section on July 27, Publishers Weekly reported yesterday. Although Nancy Sullivan, executive director of corporate communications at the newspaper would not comment on the future of its book coverage, four former editors of the section wrote a joint letter complaining about the cuts.

 

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California Lit Mag Threatened by Wildfires

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Online Only, posted 7.21.08

The staff of Cadillac Cicatrix, a two-year-old literary magazine based in Carmel Valley, California, recently was forced to evacuate the magazine's office in the face of encroaching wildfires.

 

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Nam Le and Karen Russell Among Dylan Thomas Prize Semifinalists

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Online Only, posted 7.18.08

The sixteen semifinalists for the 2008 Dylan Thomas Prize, which is given to a poet or fiction writer under thirty years of age for a work in English, were announced on Sunday.

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Kay Ryan Named U.S. Poet Laureate

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Online Only, posted 7.17.08

Kay Ryan has been named the sixteenth poet laureate of the United States, the Library of Congress announced today.

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