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Posts Tagged ‘Tamara Faith Berger’

‘A Genuine Work of Erotica’ Wins Believer Book Award

Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger has won the Believer Book Award for 2013 and The Hartford Book by Samuel Amadon took the Believer Poetry Award this year.

To help readers explore all the finalists, we’ve created a literary mixtape linking to excerpts of all the finalists–look below for the free literary sampler. Here’s more about Maidenhead:

It is the rare writer who can produce, between the same covers, a genuine work of erotica (which Maidenhead, from Coach House Books, is) and a deep portrait of a young woman’s coming-of-age, with all that implies: her political awakening, her newly critical eye turned toward her family, and a life of embroilments far greater than she can truly handle. Tamara Faith Berger has been writing challenging and sexy books for more than a decade, but this novel is her best yet.

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Franklin Park, Center for Fiction & Pen Parentis Get Booked

Here are some literary events to jump-start your week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

The Franklin Park Reading Series will have its next event on Monday, September 10th. Check it out Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden starting 8 p.m. (Brooklyn, NY)

The Center for Fiction will be hosting its first event of the season on Tuesday, September 11th. The event will be happening starting at 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Pen Parentis will be kicking off its season with John Reed, Rene Steinke and Theodore Hamm. See them on Tuesday, September 11th at Andaz Wall Street Hotel starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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