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The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle to Release New Book Universal Harvester

Two years ago, John Darnielle (of the Mountain Goats)  released his debut novel Wolf in White Van. The novel was on the longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and was a New York Times best seller. On Twitter, he has shared...Show More Summary


Ben Berman’s first book, Strange Borderlands, won the 2014 Peace Corps Award for Best Book of Poetry and was a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His second collection, Figuring in the Figure, is forthcoming from Able Muse Press.  He...Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Noon Signs with Angry Robot for Two Book Deal

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

New novel, 'A Man of Shadows' due August 2017. News by Joshua Chaplinsky Good news! LitReactor favorite (of this writer, at least), Arthur C. Clarke Award winner Jeff Noon, has just signed a two book deal with UK indie Angry Robot. The...Show More Summary

2016 Stranger Genius Award Nominee...

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Meet 2016 Stranger Genius Award Nominee Wave Books by Rich Smith T he one on the left is Joshua Beckman, the editor in chief of Wave Books who bounces back and forth between Seattle and New York City meeting with current and future Wave Books authors. Show More Summary

Award for the Most Hideous Lectionary Ever

In an article entitled "Books That Cry Out the Unique Richness and Holiness of God's Word," I argued that somewhere along the line, we decided to forego the expense and trouble of creating beautiful artifacts for the sacred liturgy, and settled for a combination of aesthetic mediocrity and repellent modern ugliness. Show More Summary

If Only Nas Had Put Down the Books And Watched More TV

5 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

MTV Fandom Awards on MTV at 8:00pm ET. Sometimes I wish I didn't know about everything on TV. Atomic Shark on SyFy at 9:00pm ET. Original telefilm. But sometimes it's not so bad. The Night Of on HBO at 9:00pm...

The Fire This Time: Anthology Features a New Generation of Authors Speaking Out on Race

In 2011 Jesmyn Ward won the National Book Award for her novel Salvage the Bones, an exploration of one black family’s experience during the 12 days leading up to, and after, Hurricane Katrina. Ward is also the author of the novel Where the Line Bleeds and the memoir Men We Reaped, a deeply felt accounting […]

The State of Women in Comics

A record number of female nominees earned nods from the most prestigious comic book awards this year. But the industry still has a long way to go on the road to equality.

Change And Cancellation Fees For Airline Award Tickets

We've been making a lot of changes to tickets lately. Between the situation in Turkey and the general life situations that arise, I almost feel like we've been spending more time changing award tickets than booking them lately! Fortunately,...Show More Summary

Young-Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson on Writing Stories That Appeal to All Ages

Jaqueline Woodson is the author of Brown Girl Dreaming, which won both the 2014 National Book Award and an NAACP Image Award. She is also a two-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, a four-time winner of the Newberry Honor Award, and the recipient of the American Library Association’s Margaret A. Edwards Award. In […]

PEN America launches $75,000 book prize, one of the country's biggest

Writers have something new to aspire to: the $75,000 book prize announced Wednesday by PEN America, the literary nonprofit based in New York. The $75,000 award is named for Jean Stein, the Los Angeles-born author and oral historian. Each year beginning in 2017, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award will...

It’s Time to Book Award Travel on Turkish Airlines!!

This is a difficult time for the Turkish people. Erdo?an is a strong man and a disaster who invoked Hitler to justify new powers he seeks in the aftermath of the coup attempt in his country. While I'm not inclined to make discretionary...Show More Summary

Gina Wynbrandt Requests, "Someone Please Have Sex with Me"

The cartoonist talks about her new book which features a "Curb Your Enthusiasm"-like version of herself accidentally killing everyone at the Teen Choice Awards.

On sale at MidAmericon: Making Conversation by Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Twenty-two years ago, there was Making Book. It was a finalist for the 2005 Hugo Award for Best Nonfiction...

Of Black Shootings by Police Poet Ed Pavlic Asks: "When Will It Stop"??

Photo by REUTERS/Adam Bettcher 'Two years ago, Ed Pavlic’s book, “Visiting Hours at the Color Line,” was nominated for an award that is given to writers of color. After realizing their error that he is not a writer of color, the nomination was withdrawn, but the incident spurred Pavlic to write a new series of poems. Show More Summary

Book 2 Roundtrip Business Class Awards to Europe for Just 145,000 Points and Avoid Fuel Surcharges

Air Canada's Aeroplan, a Star Alliance member, is offering a bonus for transferring in points from hotel programs of up to 55,000 miles through August 15. American Express Membership Rewards is excluded from this bonus (it isn't a hotel program). Show More Summary

10% Back on Hyatt Award Redemptions

Hyatt Gold Passport is running a promotion for holders of the Chase Hyatt credit card, where you can get 10% off award bookings for stays between today, July 11, 2016 and October 31, 2016. You need to register for the promotion, which must be done by August 31, 2016. Show More Summary

Great Delta Award Sale with Domestic One-Ways as low as 5K SkyMiles!

Details of a new Delta award sale where you can book domestic tickets for as low as 5,000 SkyMiles each way. The post Great Delta Award Sale with Domestic One-Ways as low as 5K SkyMiles! appeared first on Miles to Memories.

Navy shoots down ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s overstated claims of medals received

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Responding to reports that famed “American Sniper” Chris Kyle embellished his war record with claims of medals he never received, the US Navy has released his records showing he overstated his valor awards in his best-selling book. In an unusual move, the Navy released the late Navy...

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