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Posts Tagged ‘Women’s National Book Association’

Masha Hamilton Wins WNBA Award

The Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) has awarded the biennial WNBA Award to novelist and journalist Masha Hamilton (pictured, via). She will receive the award at the Center for Fiction/Mercantile Library on Saturday.

In 2009 Hamilton founded the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, an organization dedicated to promoting intellectual conversation between American female authors and Afghan women writers. In 2007 Hamilton founded the Camel Book Drive, a camel-born lending library based in northeastern Kenya which provides access to books for rural villages.

Hamilton has written four novels: 31 Hours, The Camel Bookmobile, The Distance Between Us, and Staircase of a Thousand Steps. As a journalist, she has worked in Russia, Kenya, and Afghanistan.

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Not Giving Up the Ghost

Aside from making my debut LA Times Book Review column, “Dark Passages”, on ghostwriters going solo, the Arizona Republic’s Kerry Lengel tackled the same subject, interviewing a slew of mystery & suspense staples (like yours truly) as well as Little, Brown publisher Michael Pietsch. But if that isn’t enough, the Women’s National Book Association will host a discussion on the same topic Wednesday evening at the Small Press Center. Join panelists Meg Leder (editor at Perigee Books), ghostwriter-centric agent Madeline Morel, Emily Heckman and Stephanie Gunning as they discuss, as moderator Janet Reid terms it, “the business of ghost writing, co-writing, ‘as told to’ and other forms of ‘invisible writing’ from the authors who write it, an agent who sells it and an editor who acquires it.”