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NEH Awards $1.7 Million in Public Scholar Grants

Jacket Copy brings word that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded $1.7 million to 36 authors working on scholarly nonfiction books–outside of the academy. The gesture is an effort by the NEH to send a message that academic nonfiction is no longer solely the domain of graduate students and professors. Cool! For more, […]

Adam Dodek of University of Ottawa Wins Bar Association's 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize

The Canadian Bar Association has awarded its 2015 Walter Owen Book Prize to University of Ottawa law professor Adam Dodek for his book Solicitor-Client Privilege, published by Lexis-Nexis: "Solicitor-Client Privilege explains key aspects...Show More Summary

"Fiction at Its Finest": The 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist

The longlist for the 2015 Man Book Prize has been announced. This "Man Booker dozen" of 13 books is the first step in selecting the prestigious award for literary fiction; the shortlist will be announced September 15, and the winner...

Citizen on the Stage

Claudia Rakine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, which won the Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry and was included in our own list of “Nine Books for the Post-Ferguson Era,” has been adapted for the stage, and previews are beginning in Los Angeles. Graywolf, the independent press behind Citizen, The Empathy Exams and On Immunity: An […]

That Time Delta Wouldn’t Let Me Book an Award and Then Rubbed It In

I found out last minute I needed to be in New York yesterday, so I immediately started looking into my award ticket options. I could get from DCA to JFK for only 4500 Avios but for the return my only option was on Delta for only 12,500 miles. And when I went to book the Delta award ticket I […]

I Use Miles Because I Won’t Pay Revenue Prices… Right?!

Also see: Just booked: A ~$20,000 Dollar Trip to Paris for FREE? You betcha! Hawaii: 10 Days and 3 Islands for $100 a Day Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class YYZ-MUC My Top 5 Hilton Category 2 Hotels for Award Stays Correct me if I’m being thick because I definitely have my “forest for the trees”... OUT AND OUT - Investing. Positivity. Oh, and travel.

'Wars and Battles: October War 1973' Review - A Fun, if Unusual, Subject for a Wargame, for Better or Worse

Don't judge a book by its cover, or a game by its title, they say, and in this case, they are correct because even though Wars and Battles: October War 1973 [$6.99 (HD)] might win the award for the most self-evident and slightly uninteresting title ever, the game hiding underneath that title is an interesting strategy game

The E.L. Doctorow I Remember

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Novelist EL Doctorow has died in a Manhattan hospital from complications of lung cancer. He was 84. He was the recipient of many distinguished literary prizes, among them the National Book Award, two National Book Critics Circle Awards,...Show More Summary

E.L. Doctorow Dies; Beloved Author Was 84

E.L. Doctorow, a veteran fictional author beloved for such works as “Ragtime” and “The March,” died Tuesday at a New York hospital from lung cancer complications. He was 84 years old. Doctorow won The National Book Award for fictionShow More Summary

Here’s what E.L. Doctorow said at the National Book Festival last year

E.L. Doctorow, who died Tuesday night in New York, proved that Henry James was wrong: Historical novels are not necessarily condemned to “fatal cheapness.” Doctorow’s “Ragtime,” which won the 1975 National Book Critics Circle Award, enlivened American fiction by showing just what a new kind of historical fiction could do. Thirty years later, he won the NBCC award again […]

E.L. Doctorow Dead at 84

A tireless experimenter, Doctorow was most famous for the novels Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Known as “Edgar” to those close to him, Doctorow’s awards included the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction, and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal.

He Won the National Book Award, Three National Book Critics Circle Awards, Two PEN Faulkner Awards, the Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction and the presidentially-conferred National Humanities Medal. Adaptations of His Novels Were Nominated for Oscars and

“E.L. Doctorow, a leading figure in contemporary American letters whose popular, critically admired and award-winning novels — including ‘Ragtime,’ ‘Billy Bathgate’ and ‘The March’ — situated fictional characters in recognizable historical contexts, among identifiable historical figures and often within unconventional...

My Favorite Award Booking Request Yet!

I'm fortunate to work with some really neat people at Book Your Award. We do our best for clients and never charge unless we're able to secure an award that meets agreed-upon parameters. Still, there are some things we can't do. ...At Book Your Award we'll get you there. The rest is up to you. Continue reading My Favorite Award Booking Request Yet!...

Anne Waldman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The poet Anne Waldman has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's American Book Awards. The post Anne Waldman receives Lifetime Achievement Award appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Save Big on AA Operated Award Flights and Book Online!

Last week I shared that American Airlines operated award flights were temporarily not bookable online using British Airways Avios.  While the glitch was always expected to be temporary, it did last a couple weeks in total, and calling...Show More Summary

Booking Australia Awards With a Stopover

"What is the best way to go from San Francisco to Australia using miles for first or business class, with a possible stopover and less taxes/fuel surcharge?" Continue reading Booking Australia Awards With a Stopover...

Put That Super-Suit Back in the Drawer: A Wide Array of Comic Book Heroes Win Eisner Awards

This year's winners of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards feature exciting, nontraditional heroes, from a deaf bunny-girl to hip-hop stars to extraterrestrial star-crossed lovers.

Future Tense Event: Watch The Perfect Storm With NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan

Based on a book by Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm follows the crew of a fishing boat who brave devastating weather conditions in an effort to make it home. Nominated for two academy awards, it is a story of hubris and heroism on the high seas, one that provides a stirring reminder of the power of the ocean. Show More Summary

With Yesterday’s Announcement It Costs More Delta Miles to Upgrade a Paid Ticket Than Book a Free Seat!

Yesterday Delta announced effective immediately, award bookings for travel June 1 onward may have new prices only Delta won't tell us what those prices are. Delta also announced that upgrade prices are going up for June 1 travel onward, but more fares will be eligible. We now know what the upgrade miles prices are. Show More Summary

BTBA 2016 countdown begins !

The starting gun for the Best Translated Book Awards 2016 (for best previously untranslated work of fiction and of poetry published/distributed in the US in 2015) has now pretty much officially sounded: at Three Percent they introduce...Show More Summary

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