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Francine Prose to Condoleezza Rice: Let Banned British Memoirist In

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Online Only, posted 4.01.08

Two weeks after customs officials detained British memoirist Sebastian Horsley and prevented him from entering the United States, the PEN American Center has issued a letter of appeal to the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to review the case and allow the author to return to the country. Horsley, who flew back to the U.K. after the incident at Newark Liberty International Airport on March 18, has been invited to paricipate in PEN's World Voices Festival of International Literature at the end of this month.

 

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McSweeney's and eMusic Release First in a Series of Quarterly Audiobooks

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Online Only, posted 3.28.08

Digital audio retailer eMusic recently announced a partnership with McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the literary magazine founded by Dave Eggers in 1998, to release a series of audiobooks based on essays previously featured in the magazine. A new audiobook, McSweeney's Notes from the Field, will be available exclusively from eMusic every three months.

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Hosseini Beats Bloom, Chabon, Patchett, and Russo for Book Sense Book of the Year

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Online Only, posted 3.26.08

Khaled Hosseini's novel A Thousand Splendid Suns (Riverhead) was recently named the winner of the 2008 Book Sense Book of the Year Award in the category of fiction by the American Booksellers Association. Barbara Kingsolver, along with coauthors Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver, won in nonfiction for Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (HarperCollins).

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U.S. Borders Closed to British Memoirist

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Online Only, posted 3.24.08

British author Sebastian Horsley, whose memoir, Dandy in the Underworld (Sceptre, 2007), depicts a lifestyle of copious drug use and exploitation of prostitutes, was denied entry into the United States last Tuesday. U.S. customs officials at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport detained Horsley, adorned in top hat and three-piece suit; after eight hours of questioning about his drug addiction and sexual exploits, he was deported.

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Literary Magazines in the Running for 2008 Ellies

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Online Only, posted 3.20.08

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced yesterday the finalists for the 2008 National Magazine Awards. The annual awards, also known as the Ellies, honor print and online magazines "that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imaginative design." Among the 128 finalists in twenty-five categories were the usual titles—the New Yorker led the finalists with twelve nominations—but a number of literary magazines are also in the running.

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Kate Christensen Wins PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

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Online Only, posted 3.19.08

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced last week that novelist Kate Christensen has been awarded the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her fourth novel, The Great Man (Doubleday). She received $15,000.

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