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Nine Authors Shift Gears to Write Collaborative Novella for Lexus

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Online Only, posted 4.23.08

Lexus Magazine, a quarterly for owners of the luxury cars, recently launched the first installment of its 2008 Lexus Original Fiction Series, which will feature the work of nine notable authors, including Arthur Phillips, Richard McCann, and Curtis Sittenfeld. The series amounts to a collaborative novella titled In the Belly of the Beast. (The main characters of the story lovingly refer to—and constantly comment on—their Lexus IS F as "Beast” as they travel across country.)

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First Found in Translation Award Goes to Bill Johnston

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Online Only, posted 4.22.08

Bill Johnston, one of the leading translators of Polish literature in the country, was recently named the winner of the inaugural Found in Translation Award, established last year by the Polish Book Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute in London and New York, and the W.A.B. Publishing House in Warsaw.

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The NEA Launches the Big Read in Egypt

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Online Only, posted 4.21.08

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today the launch of the Big Read Egypt/U.S., the second international component of the organization's community-based literary program.

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Irish American Authors Unite to Endorse Barack Obama

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Online Only, posted 4.18.08

Forty-three writers and artists recently formed the Irish American Writers and Artists Association to support Barack Obama in his run for the presidency. In this week's issue of the Irish Echo, an Irish American newspaper, authors such as Thomas Cahill, Peter Quinn, T. J. English, and Jimmy Breslin joined filmmaker Ed Burns, actress Karen Duffy, and musician Mick Moloney, among others, in signing a full-page advertisement endorsing the Illinois senator.

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VH1 Holds Poetry Contest, Winner Gets Madonna Tickets

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Online Only, posted 4.17.08

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The music television channel VH1 began accepting submissions Tuesday for a contest that challenges poets to write four lines of verse about famed pop star Madonna. The jackpot? Two tickets to see her perform at New York City's Roseland Ballroom on April 30, a day after the release of her new CD, Hard Candy.

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Debut Novelists Make Strong Showing in Orange Prize Shortlist

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Online Only, posted 4.16.08

Orange Broadband released yesterday the shortlist for the 2008 Orange Prize, given annually to a woman writer for a novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award, which carries with it a cash prize of £30,000 (approximately $59,250), is open to writers of any nationality. This year's finalists are from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

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