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2013 Library Lions Unveiled - Posted October 25, 2013
The New York Public Library has revealed the 2013 Library Lions. The five honorees include New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo, MacArthur Genius Junot Diaz, and noted essayist Marilynn Robinson. Tony Award-winning composer Step... [GalleyCat]

Penguin eBooks Are Now Available For Libraries Through OverDrive - Posted September 25, 2013
Penguin eBooks are now available for purchase through the OverDrive Marketplace. Libraries can purchase Penguin digital books through OverDrive in the U.S. in order to lend them at their libraries. The service allows libraries to purchase copies that participate in the one copy... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Jennifer Weiner to Jonathan Franzen: Twitter Isn't Evil and All Writers Are 'Self-Promoters' - Posted September 20, 2013
How do we classify a popular novelist's Twitter feed: is it marketing? personal branding? public relations? It's a bit of a grey area. But, as Jennifer Weiner so politely told Jonathan Franzen this week, social media is a necessary tool for... [PRNewser]

Junot Diaz Annotates 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' on Poetry Genius - Posted July 22, 2013
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Junot D az annotated a section of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao on Poetry Genius, giving readers a peek at the real life stories behind his great nove... [GalleyCat]

Timothy Egan & Richard Ford Win Andrew Carnegie Medals - Posted July 1, 2013
The American Library Association (ALA) named two winners of this year's Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Richard Ford won the fiction category for Canada. Timothy Egan took the nonfiction category for his biography, ... [GalleyCat]

Claire Vaye Watkins Wins $20,000 Story Prize - Posted March 14, 2013
Debut author Claire Vaye Watkins won the $20,000 Story Prize for Battleborn, a short story collection that spanned from the California gold rush to contempora... [GalleyCat]

Claire Vaye Watkins Wins $20,000 Story Prize - Posted March 14, 2013
Author Claire Vaye Watkins won the $20,000 Story Prize for Battleborn, a short story collection that spanned from the California gold rush to contemporary tim... [semanticweb.com]

Dan Chaon, Claire Vaye Watkins & Junot Diaz Nominated for 2013 Story Prize - Posted January 15, 2013
Three short story writers, Dan Chaon, Claire Vaye Watkins and Junot Diaz, have been named finalists for the 2013 Story Prize. The winner... [GalleyCat]

Junot Diaz Appeals for Word Up Community Bookshop Support - Posted December 18, 2012
Novelist Junot Diaz delivered a passionate appeal to readers on YouTube, urging them to donate to the Word Up Community Bookshop campaign on IndieGoGo. The bookseller and community space in Washington Heights, New York City only has five days left to reach its goal of $60,000 on the fundraising site. ... [GalleyCat]

Goodreads Choice Awards Open For Voting - Posted October 30, 2012
Goodreads has opened up voting for the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards, a contest in which readers can decide on the best books of the year. Books up for nomination include titles from Junot D az... [GalleyCat]

Goodreads Choice Awards Open For Voting - Posted October 30, 2012
Goodreads has opened up voting for the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards, a contest in which readers can decide on the best books of the year. Books up for nomination include titles from Junot D az... [semanticweb.com]

Free Samples of the 2012 National Book Award Finalists - Posted October 10, 2012
Junot Diaz, Dave Eggers, and Louise Erdrich led the list of fiction finalists for the National Book Awards this year. Follow the links below to read free samples of the finalists in every category--who is your favorite? The finalists were announced ... [GalleyCat]

Junot Diaz & Dinaw Mengestu Win $500,000 Genius Grants - Posted October 2, 2012
Novelists Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu were among the 23 fellows who have won a $500,000 "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur ... [GalleyCat]

Junot Diaz & Dinaw Mengestu Win $500,000 Genius Grants - Posted October 2, 2012
Novelists Junot Diaz and Dinaw Mengestu were among the 23 fellows who have won a $500,000 "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur ... [semanticweb.com]

BookExpo America Galley Guides - Posted May 22, 2012
What book are you most excited about this year? Over at Library Journal, Barbara Hoffert has published her annual "BEA Galley & Signing Guide." The handy resource will hel... [GalleyCat]

Junot Diaz Returns with Short Story Collection - Posted February 28, 2012
After a five year wait, Junot Diaz will release his second collection of short stories on September 11, 2012. Riverhead will publish the book, This Is How You Lose Her. Diaz (pictured, via Joey L.) hasn't published a book since winning the Pulitzer Prize for The Brief Wondrous Life of... [GalleyCat]

Asian American Writers Workshop Launches Page Turner Literary Festival - Posted October 25, 2011
The Asian American Writers Workshop is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting the third annual Page Turner literary festival. The all-day event will take place on Saturday, October 29th at Brooklyn's powerHouse Arena. Follow this link to view the full schedule. ... [GalleyCat]

Less Interesting Books on Twitter - Posted May 26, 2011
  Today the Less Interesting Books hashtag kept bored Twitter users busy, once again turning modified book titles into a nationally trending topic. We've added The Brief Life of Oscar Wao to the list, turning Junot Diaz... [GalleyCat]

Stephen King Headlines Vampire Panel at New Yorker Festival - Posted October 6, 2010
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Dayton Literary Peace Prize Open for Submissions - Posted January 25, 2010
Submissions are now being accepted for the fifth annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The award carries a $10,000 honorarium and has an illustrious group of winners, including Richard Bausch, ... [GalleyCat]

Colum McCann Tops List of Bestselling Signed Books on AbeBooks in 2009 - Posted January 6, 2010
What are the most popular signed books of the year? The answer might surprise you. On the list of the 25 Bestselling Signed Books on AbeBooks from last year, a National Book Award winner outsold a man who walked on the moon. The top book... [GalleyCat]

Details: Gen X Men Do Read Books - Posted December 10, 2009
Today Details magazine unveiled the 25 Greatest Gen X Books of All Time, giving GalleyCat an exclusive peek at the picks. The ... [GalleyCat]

How I Write: Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood, More - Posted November 6, 2009
flickr: Bright Meadow Is the Wall Street Journal getting into NaNoWriMo fever too? They've published a huge piece in their Books section about how famous writers do it. If you're looking for inspiration for your own novel, NaNoWriMoed or not (ours is at 8500... [MediaJobsDaily]

It Was the Best of Tweets, It Was the Worst of Tweets - Posted July 14, 2009
In honor of Bastille Day, author Matt Stewart will publish "The French Revolution" entirely on Twitter, estimating it will take 3,700 tweets to micro-blog his 480,000-character debut nov... [GalleyCat]

O. Henry Prize Stories Partners with PEN American Center - Posted April 10, 2009
In a new partnership with the Pen American Center, the Anchor Books imprint announced that the annual "O. Henry Prize Stories" anthology as the "PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories." The collection has been published since 1919. This year's contest will be judged by A. S. Byatt, ... [GalleyCat]

Finalists for £100,000 Award Announced - Posted April 2, 2009
The shortlist for the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award was just announced. Judges combed through 146 novels, picking the finalists for the £100,000--reportedly "the world's most valuable literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English." Last year, ... [GalleyCat]

Scene @ the American Academy of Arts and Letters Annual Ceremonial - Posted May 17, 2007
What do Joan Acocella, Paul Auster, David Markson, Don DeLillo, John Updike, William Vollmann, Deborah Eisenberg, Stephen Sondheim, Reynolds Price, Richard Ford, Garrison Keillor, Jim Harrison, Mary Gordon, John Corigliano and many, many more luminaries in the literary, artistic and music worlds have in common? They all sat on the stage... [GalleyCat]

Mixing Wellies with Bikinis - Posted February 5, 2007
That's about my favorite line from Robert McCrum's summary of the 2nd annual Cartagena Literary Festival, the result of Colombia's quest for a fresh international narrative coinciding with the Hay Festival's ambitions to take off from Wales and bring contemporary literature to the wider world.According to Hay festival director Peter Florence,... [GalleyCat]

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