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Los Angeles Named Best City For Artists

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Online Only, posted 4.04.06

Last month Businessweek, the Web site of the weekly business magazine, published a list of the ten best cities in the United States for artists, including creative writers. Los Angeles topped the list, followed by Santa Fe, New Mexico; Carson City, Nevada; New York City; Kingston, New York; Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura, California; Nashville; Boulder, Colorado; San Francisco; and Nassau and Suffolk Counties in New York.

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VQR and McSweeney's Among Finalists for Coveted National Magazine Awards

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Online Only, posted 4.04.06

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) recently announced the finalists for the 2006 National Magazine Awards, which honor both print and online magazines for "superior execution of stated editorial objectives, innovative editorial techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise, and imagination and vigor in layout and design."

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Grolier, Oldest Continuously Run Poetry Bookstore in the U.S., Sold

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Online Only, posted 4.03.06

The Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the oldest continuously run poetry bookstore in the United States, was recently sold by owner Louisa Solano.

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Harper Lee Among Writers Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Letters

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Online Only, posted 4.03.06

Fiction writers Deborah Eisenberg, Mary Gordon, Allan Gurganus, Jim Harrison, Harper Lee, and Annie Proulx were recently inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The 250-member organization was founded in 1898 to "foster, assist, and sustain an interest in literature, music, and the fine arts."

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They Can't Go On, They'll Go On: Events Mark the Centennial of Samuel Beckett's Birth

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Online Only, posted 3.31.06

During the next several months, a number of festivals, exhibitions, and publications will mark the centennial of Samuel Beckett’s birth. Beckett, the poet, novelist, and playwright who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969, was born in Dublin on April 13, 1906.

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Chernow Succeeds Rushdie as President of PEN American Center

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Online Only, posted 3.28.06

The PEN American Center recently named biographer Ron Chernow as its new president. He succeeds novelist Salman Rushdie, who served a two-year term. Chernow, who joined PEN in 1990, won the National Book Award for his biography of J.P. Morgan, The House of Morgan (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1990). His biographies Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (Random House, 1998) and Alexander Hamilton (Penguin, 2004) were both nominees for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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