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Richard Eder dies at 82; won a Pulitzer as L.A. Times book reviewer

46 minutes agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Richard Eder, a foreign correspondent who made the unusual transition to arts critic and was awarded a 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his Los Angeles Times book reviews, died Friday at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 82.

The Writer’s Freedom – And Ours

Not long ago, we featured Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” as our Saturday short story. This week, she accepted the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the 65th National Book Awards, and gave a brilliant acceptance speech, seen above, in which she stated her desire “to share […]

American Book Awards

The 2014 National Book Awards were just announced earlier this week. In celebration, The Paris Review took a look back at the American Book Awards, which “serve as a reminder that ostensibly prestigious institutions—institutions whose authority and taste depend on their perceived stability—are just as susceptible to whims and trends as the rest of us, […]

Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Just three weeks ago I noted that The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and A Forgotten Genocide, by Gary Bass, had picked up the Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award, and now it has picked up the next (and even more remunerative)...Show More Summary

'Lemony Snicket' author apologizes for racist jokes with $100K donation

To atone for his National Book Award disaster, Daniel Handler says #WeNeedDiverseBooks.

Apology of the Day: ‘Lemony Snicket’ Author Sorry for Racist Remarks, Donates Money

yesterdayOdd : The Daily What

Talk about a "Series of Unfortunate Events." Daniel Handler, author of the Lemony Snicket children's books, decided to try out some extremely racist jokes while hosting the 2014 National Book Awards this week. (You can watch the cringeworthy...Show More Summary

Daniel Handler Contributes $10K to the We Need Diverse Books Crowdfunding Campaign

Daniel Handler incited fury within the literary community for the offensive jokes he made at the recent National Book Awards ceremony. Handler, who served as the master of ceremonies, has publicly expressed remorse for those remarksShow More Summary

‘Lemony Snicket’ Author Sorry for Joke Involving Obama, Watermelon

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

Daniel Handler, AKA "Lemony Snicket," author of the Series of Unfortunate Events children's books, has spent most of this week apologizing for a joke he made at the annual National Book Awards ceremony that involved an African-American author, Barack Obama and watermelon.

Everything Is Red and Sticky: The National Book Foundation's Cozy Racism

O n Wednesday night Jacqueline Woodson won the 2014 National Book Award for Young Peoples Literature. After she left the stage the host of the National Book Awards, Daniel Handler, told the crowd that she, a Black woman, "was allergic...Show More Summary

Links: Brown Girl Dreaming, Duke’s Wagers, and More

Yesterday morning, folks on Twitter and elsewhere were discussing Daniel Handler’s racist jokes while hosting the National Book Awards following Jacqueline Woodson’s win in the YA category for Brown Girl Dreaming.  David Perry posted a transcript and linked to the video clip from the awards ceremony, if you’d like to see it. Handler (who wrote the Series... Continue reading ?

Daniel Handler Apologizes Over ‘Racist’ Comments at National Book Awards

The author, who hosted the awards ceremony Wednesday night, apologized profusely for what he described as a racist comment.

Newswire: Lemony Snicket apologizes for making racist jokes

Daniel Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, the author of A Series Of Unfortunate Events, emceed the National Book Awards on Wednesday evening. The word ”emceed,” as you probably know, here means “led the celebration of authors who won the prestigious U.S. Show More Summary

Daniel Handler announces donation to diverse children's book campaign

Author Daniel Handler, best known by his pen name Lemony Snicket, has again apologized for a racial joke he told at the National Book Awards, and is matching donations to an organization that promotes diversity in children's literat...

Author Jacqueline Woodson On Memories, Verse and the National Book Award

Speakeasy talks with Jacqueline Woodson, who won the National Book Award for her young adult memoir, "Brown Girl Dreaming."

Book News: Daniel Handler Apologizes For Jokes At National Book Awards

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

Handler, better known as Lemony Snicket, hosted Wednesday's ceremony — and made a few racially charged jokes while doing so. He apologized after a backlash Thursday. Also: A Beach Boy plans a memoir.

Lemony Snicket Author Apologizes for Racist Joke, Donates Money

In an apology that's about as good as apologies get, Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler has said that he is sorry for his comments at the National Book Awards Wednesday, which he called " monstrously inappropriate and yes, racist."...Show More Summary

Daniel Handler does more than apologize for his ‘watermelon’ joke

yesterdayArts : Arts Post

On Thursday, author Daniel Handler, also known as children’s author Lemony Snicket, apologized for a “watermelon” joke he made at the expense of an African American author at the National Book Awards. On Friday, Handler took that apology a step further: For the next 24 hours, he is matching donations to the nonprofit We Need […]

Author Daniel Handler Apologizes For Racist Jokes, Donating (and Matching) $10K Plus to Nonprofit We Need Diverse Books

After Wednesday’s National Book Awards Ceremony was marred by author and emcee Daniel Handler’s racist jokes, the writer and artist,… Read More

Apple celebrates the National Book Awards with huge iBooks sale

Last night, Ursula K. Leguin, the author of seminal fantasy and science-fiction books like The Left Hand of Darkess and the Earthsea series, won a National Book Award for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. During her speech, she made an … Read more ›

Very Scary: The Paris Review Daily Unlocks Secrets to Two American Book Ceremonies

For those who are still asking the five journalistic questions about the 2014 National Book Awards, The Paris Review Daily invites readers who have some bravery, to hop on a magical mystery tour of book award ceremonies past and present. View, the American Book Awards and the National Book Awards: IN THE EIGHTIES. The early [...]

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