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Chang-rae Lee’s New Book To Have Limited Edition MakerBot 3D Printed Cover

makerbotAuthor Chang-rae Lee has a new novel set in a dystopian future America coming out next month, and to celebrate the release his publisher Riverhead Books has created an innovative limited edition case. On Such a Full Sea‘s slipcase will be printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

This limited edition hardcover copy comes with the case, which was designed by Helen Yentus and MakerBot. It costs $150 and only 200 will be made.

“What I like about this project is that it re-introduces the idea of the book as an art object,” stated Lee.  ”Content is what’s most important, but this [3D edition] is a book with a physical presence, too. Of course I hope what’s inside is kinetic, but the physical thing isn’t normally meant to be. This edition feels as if it’s kinetic, that it has some real movement to it. It’s quite elegant as well.”

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Lessons Learned at the Brooklyn Book Festival Writing Panel

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At the 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival, On Such a Full Sea author Chang-Rae LeeStone Arabia author Dana Spiotta, and The Son author Philipp Meyer all joined a panel about writing.

New York Times journalist Julie Bosman moderated the conversation, collecting some advice for aspiring writers in the audience.

Below, we’ve rounded up five pieces of advice from the discussion…

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Chang-Rae Lee & Wilbert Rideau Win 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Chang-Rae Lee and Wilbert Rideau have won the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Lee won the $10,000 fiction prize for The Surrendered and Rideau won the $10,000 nonfiction prize for In the Place of Justice.

Isabel Wilkerson was the nonfiction runner-up for The Warmth of Other Suns while Maaza Mengiste was the fiction runner-up for Beneath the Lion’s Gaze. They will each receive $1,000. Ken McClane, Eric Bates, Ron Carlson, and April Smith served as judges.

Here’s more from the release: “The Foundation will also award Professor Nigel Young with a special Dayton Literary Peace Prize Award for Scholarship for his role as editor of The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace (Oxford University Press).  The award, which carries a $1,000 prize, was created especially for the Encyclopedia as a tribute to its lasting contribution to the study of peace, and also to Young’s monumental achievement in marshalling the efforts of hundreds of scholars from around the world to create this unique and comprehensive work.”

Jennifer Egan Wins Pulitzer Prize in Fiction

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Alfred A. Knopf) has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Other finalists for the fiction prize included: The Privileges by Jonathan Dee and  The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee.

Here are the rest of the Letters, Drama and Music winners:

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