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Francine Prose to Serve Second Term as President of PEN American Center

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Online Only, posted 3.10.08

Novelist Francine Prose will serve as president of PEN American Center for a second one-year term, having run unopposed for the position, the Associated Press recently reported. PEN American members will meet later this week to make the selection official.

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Bang, Díaz, and Danticat Win NBCC Awards

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Online Only, posted 3.07.08

The National Book Critics Circle announced yesterday the winners of the 2007 book awards during a ceremony at the New School in New York City. Mary Jo Bang won in poetry for Elegy (Graywolf), Junot Díaz won in fiction for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Riverhead), and Edwidge Danticat won in autobiography for Brother, I'm Dying (Knopf). Awards were also given in the categories of biography, criticism, and nonfiction.

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A Close Call for Beyond Baroque Ends in Victory

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Online Only, posted 3.06.08

Two days before its lease was due to expire, Beyond Baroque, a literary nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, scored a grass-roots victory when the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously last Friday to approve a twenty-five-year extension at a dollar per year.

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Jean Valentine, Junot Díaz Among Finalists for Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

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Online Only, posted 3.05.08

The Los Angeles Times announced last week the finalists for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The annual awards are given for books published in the United States during the award year in the categories of poetry, fiction, first fiction, current interest (which includes creative nonfiction), young adult fiction, history, mystery/thriller, science and technology, and biography. The winners, each of whom will receive $1,000, will be announced on April 25 at a ceremony at Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Another Memoir Turns Out to Be Fiction

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Online Only, posted 3.04.08

Less than a week after Belgian author Misha Defonseca admitted to fabricating her best-selling Holocaust memoir, Margaret B. Jones revealed yesterday that her memoir, Love and Consequences, published last week by Riverhead Books, is a fake. The publisher is recalling the book—approximately nineteen thousand copies were printed—and has canceled the author's publicity tour, which was scheduled to start next Monday.

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Belgian Author Admits Holocaust Memoir Is Fiction

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Online Only, posted 3.03.08

Belgian author Misha Defonseca admitted last Thursday to fabricating her Holocaust memoir, which became a best-seller in Europe. Misha: A Memoire of the Holocaust Years (Mount Ivy Press, 1997), tells the story of a young girl who travels nineteen hundred miles across war-torn Europe looking for her parents after they were taken away by the Nazis, lives with a pack of protective wolves, kills a Nazi soldier, and is detained in the Warsaw ghetto. The book was translated into eighteen languages and made into a film in France.

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