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Whiting Winner Manuel Munoz on the Writing Vote

Even though he just won a $50,000 Whiting Writers’ award, author Manuel Munoz is looking for a President who can help his creative writing students. In this exclusive video, the young writer reflects on what the 2008 election means for his creative writing students at the University of Arizona. In addition, Munoz gives some hints about his upcoming novel.

No matter what happens, Tuesday’s presidential election will re-configure the emotional and political landscape of our country. In these final days leading up to this historic event, GalleyCat asked a number of writers to comment on what the election means to them.

Yesterday, author Barry Lopez talked about Sarah Palin. Tune in tomorrow for another video installment.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.