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2013 Guggenheim Fellows Revealed - Posted April 11, 2013
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has released its list of 2013 Fellows, and the list includes a number of literary winners. Kiran Desai, Adam Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Ben Marcus, David Means, Terese Svoboda and ... [GalleyCat]

Zombie Attack at Random House - Posted October 18, 2011
Today novelist Colson Whitehead published his post apocalyptic zombie novel, Zone One. To celebrate, Random House launched the ... [GalleyCat]

Knopf & Doubleday Join Spotify - Posted October 11, 2011
Both Knopf and Doubleday and have joined Spotify, building hand-picked music lists for their authors. The site includes a number of playlists, including mixes from ... [GalleyCat]

Jeff Howe Relaunches One Book, One Twitter as 1book140 - Posted May 25, 2011
Jeff Howe has partnered with The Atlantic to relaunch the online book club, One Book, One Twitter. Howe explained in ... [GalleyCat]

Colson Whitehead Unveils New Novel on Twitter - Posted February 1, 2011
Doubleday will publish Colson Whitehead's new novel on October 18th. Entitled ... [GalleyCat]

Ten Writers Receive $50,000 at 2010 Whiting Writers' Awards - Posted October 28, 2010
Last night The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation gave ten writers $50,000 each for the 2010 Whiting Writers' Awards--celebrating "exceptional talent and promise in early career." The... [GalleyCat]

Colson Whitehead to Judge Electric Literature Twitter Contest - Posted March 29, 2010
Novelist Colson Whitehead and the literary journal Electric Literature will host the Stuff My Muse Says contest on twitter this week. Running from today until Friday, April 2nd, one luc... [GalleyCat]

Kirkus Reviews Closes; Twittersphere Ponders Future of Book Reviews - Posted December 10, 2009
As news broke that Kirkus Reviews would close, the Twittersphere exploded with commentary from worried writers, readers, and publishers around the world--can the book review survive the loss of this magazine that has reviewed literature since 1933? ... [GalleyCat]

GalleyCat Mingles with Library Lions - Posted November 3, 2009
"Press? I could tell by your clothes..." sniffed one greeter at the New York Public Library's black-tie Library Lions gala last night, analyzing this GalleyCat editor's corduroy jacket, wrinkled slacks, and uncharacteristically snazzy leather shoes. The guests sipped cocktails in a lavishly decorated salon inside the library, the ... [GalleyCat]

Margaret Atwood Advises the 2009 Whiting Writers' Award Recipients - Posted October 29, 2009
"Congratulations to all ten of you. I'll put you all in my blog." author Margaret Atwood told the 2009 Whiting Writers' Award recipients last night. She delivered some droll advice for the winners: "Write a cookbook or a ... [GalleyCat]

Novelist Colson Whitehead Needs Three Websites to Finish One Story - Posted September 1, 2009
Novelist Colson Whitehead's newest story isn't printed in any magazine or literary journal--it's unfolding, as we speak, across three different websites. His new story begins at Significant Objects, new site that pairs a writer with an odd ob... [GalleyCat]

Beach Reading with President Barack Obama - Posted August 24, 2009
Like any good overachieving, obsessive reader, President Barack Obama is bringing a stack of five books on his vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard. According to Time Magazine, the list includes: "Hot,... [GalleyCat]

Writing the Future Depression - Posted May 20, 2009
This month's Harper's magazine features short science fiction from Colson Whitehead, Jamaica Kincaid, Sherman Alexie... [GalleyCat]

Colson Whitehead on Literary Classification - Posted May 4, 2009
Should authors worry about genre labels? At a recent reading, one blogger asked if Colson Whitehead's "Sag Harbor" should be considered YA fiction, and reported that the noveli... [GalleyCat]

The Barack Obama Book Club - Posted April 30, 2009
President Barack Obama is reading Joseph O'Neill's "Netherland" right now, the NY Times reports--more good news for the 2009 PEN/F... [GalleyCat]

Novelist Colson Whitehead Pens TV Poetry - Posted April 7, 2009
At last week's Happy Ending reading series, novelist Colson Whitehead suggested a new series of pop culture poetry: "Tony Danza Miracles: Haiku Inspired By Popular Television Programs." At the urging of author ... [GalleyCat]

BEA: On the Town - Posted June 4, 2007
As always, the convention is only part of the BEA story, with parties filling in the gaps. So as promised, reports mixed with more blurry cameraphone photos follow of some of the parties I attended over the course of the weekend. After our our party Thursday night, Mary Reagan and I cabbed... [GalleyCat]