The Loft Literary Center announced yesterday that Jocelyn Hale will be the nonprofit organization's new executive director.
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A film adaptation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf is set to release on November 16. Directed by Robert Zemeckis—the man who gave audiences Back to the Future (all three parts) and Forrest Gump, for which he won an Oscar, among many others—the movie version of Beowulf owes more to the style of filmmaking he utilized in The Polar Express.
Jon Peede, the former counselor to the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), was recently appointed director of grants programs, a newly created position in the organization’s literature department.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities unveiled a public art project featuring the poetry of Walt Whitman.
Two publishers in New York—the major house Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) and the independent press BOA Editions—are moving foward in new locales.
On Monday, founder Laurel Touby sold Mediabistro, the Web site serving freelance writers, editors, designers, and other media and creative professionals, for $23 million to Jupitermedia Corporation, an Internet research company that owns several media Web sites.
Last Saturday night, the poetry of Leonard Cohen and the melodies of Philip Glass were featured in the New York City premiere of Book of Longing, a ninety-minute concert at Lincoln Center.
The judges of the Caine Prize for African Writing announced yesterday that Monica Arac de Nyeko, a twenty-eight-year-old fiction writer from Uganda, won this year's prize for her short story "Jambula Tree," from her collection African Love Stories (Ayebia Clarke Publish...
Larry Portzline, the founder of the grassroots movement Bookstore Tourism, announced yesterday that he plans to embark on a ten-week trip to visit independent bookstores across the country.
Poets John Ashbery, Jorie Graham, Michael Palmer, and Adrienne Rich are among more than a hundred authors who have signed an appeal for a "worldwide reading" on September 9 to protest the actions of Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe.
Preservationists in Havana, Cuba, recently announced that they have discovered unpublished notes by Ernest Hemingway on the wall of a bathroom in the house where he lived for more than twenty years. Hemingway fans and scholars probably shouldn't get too excited, however. They didn't uncover Papa's character sketch for an unfinished nov
The Philadelphia office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced yesterday that it had found the original manuscript of Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth (John Day, 1931), which had been considered missing since the mid-1960s.
It is, by now, a familiar story, but one worth repeating: Another newspaper has decided to cut back its book review coverage. The Sunday book review section of the San Diego Union-Tribune has folded—the June 24 stand-alone section was the newspaper's last. Beginning July 1, the Union-Tribune's coverage of books will
It took more than six months, but the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has finally found a new executive director: Margaret Murphy.
On June 16, fiction writer Salman Rushdie was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his service to literature, British media reported. Sir Salman Rushdie, as the author is now known, was among nineteen nonresident Indians who were recognized by the queen for their contribution to various fields.
Tomorrow night, the New York Center for Independent Publishing (previously the Small Press Center) will host a panel discussion titled "Save Our Book Reviews!" as part of the National Book Critics Circle's ongoing "Campaign to Save Book Reviews."
Last year's book sales rose slightly over 2005, the New York Times reports today. According to a study by the Book Industry Study Group, publishers sold 3.1 billion books in 2006, up just 0.5 percent from 2005, when 3.09 billion were published.
Brad Vice’s short story collection, The Bear Bryant Funeral Train, was recently published—again.
A used bookstore owner in Kansas City, Missouri, began burning his collection of books yesterday, the Associated Press reported.