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Posts Tagged ‘Edward P. Jones’

Anne Rice to Publish Vook; More Janklow & Nesbit Authors to Follow

im300_ramplinggate.jpgNovelist Anne Rice will release her first Vook on March 1st, a digital version of her 1984 vampire story, “The Master of Rampling Gate.” The mulitmedia edition will sell for $6.99.

As we reported last year, Vooks combine text and video content in a new digital package. The company has already worked with Simon & Schuster and HarperStudio. A CNBC article notes that the Vook will help establish “a strategic publishing relationship” between the author’s literary representation (Janklow & Nesbit Associates) and Vook. The article didn’t name names, but the agency has worked with a stellar list, including: ZZ Packer, Malcolm Gladwell, and Edward P. Jones.

Here’s an excerpt from the article: “‘They (Vook) came in about two months ago and showed us some of their wares. I think it’s very interesting and I think the publishing world needs to really start looking for new ways to find readers,’ said Lynn Nesbit of Janklow & Nesbit, who said other writers at the agency expressed strong interest in video books, although she declined to provide names.’”

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Edward P. Jones Takes Prizewinning Prize

9780060557553.jpgAccording to the literary blog The Millions, “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones is the most prize-winning novel since 1995. “The Corrections” by Jonathan Franzen came in second.

The blog added up literary prizewinners and nominations, counting two points for every time a novel was shortlisted for a literary prize and three points for every win. The list of counted awards included: Booker Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, National Book Award, Pulitzer Prize, and the Costa Book Award.

Here’s the methodology behind the count: “Because I wanted the British books to ‘compete’ with the American books, I also looked at a couple of awards that recognize books from both sides of the ocean, the National Book Critics Circle Awards and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The IMPAC is probably the weakest of all these, but since it is both more international and more populist than the other awards, I thought it added something. The glaring omission is the PEN/Faulkner, but it would have skewed everything too much in favor of the American books, so I left it out.” (Via Publishers Weekly)

Roth Wins PEN/Faulkner Again

The Washington Post’s Bob Thompson reports that The PEN/Faulkner Foundation will announce today that Philip Roth has won its 2007 award for fiction for his novel EVERYMAN — making Roth the first writer to receive the award three times. He won in 1994 for OPERATION SHYLOCK and in 2001 for THE HUMAN STAIN. “I’m delighted,” he said in a telephone interview with Thompson. The PEN/Faulkner is a gratifying award, he said, because over the years “there just seems to be a consistency to the quality of the winners.” Other finalists for the award included Amy Hempel, Edward P. Jones, Charles D’Ambrosio and Deborah Eisenberg – all for short story collections.