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Jesmyn Ward sees dead people

The prizewinning novelist returns to Mississippi for her latest novel — and to a multitude of ghosts

A Year in Reading: Jesmyn Ward

The Half Has Never Been Told is a mighty story. The book chronicles the conditions the enslaved suffered under, and then details how that system of torture was necessary to the very founding of the United States, and how it was instrumental to the modern world we know. Like the best books do, it made … The post A Year in Reading: Jesmyn Ward appeared first on The Millions.

Best books of 2017: The best fiction

The best fiction of 2017 is by George Saunders, Carmen Maria Machado, Jesmyn Ward, Jeff Vandermeer and more.

First-Ever Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its List Of Nominees

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The annual prize, in its inaugural year, will be awarded to one work of fiction. For the next few months, 20 books remain in contention — including works by Jesmyn Ward, Roxane Gay and Lisa Ko.

Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, Robin Benway, Frank Bidart Win 2017 National Book Awards

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"At a glitzy gala in New York City on Wednesday night, four writers emerged with one of the world's most illustrious literary prizes, the National Book Award: Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing, won for fiction; Masha Gessen's The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, for nonfiction; Frank Bidart's Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, for poetry; […]

Here Are The 2017 National Book Award Winners

Congratulations to Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart and Robyn Benway!

Jesmyn Ward Wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

It is the second National Book Award for Ms. Ward, a Mississippi native who also won in 2011 for her novel “Salvage the Bones.”

Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen, Robin Benway, and Frank Bidart Win National Book Awards

Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen, Robin Benway, and Frank Bidart all won National Book Awards on Wednesday night, the New York Times reports. The writers were honored at a star-studded ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street hosted by actress Cynthia...Show More Summary

Literary prizes: (American) NBAs

They've announced the winners of the 2017 (American) National Book Awards in the four categries they have. The fiction prize went to Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward; see the Scribner publicity page, or get your copy at Amazon.com...Show More Summary

Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for 'Sing, Unburied, Sing'

Annual awards are given for fiction, non-fiction, young people'st literature and poetry.        

Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart, Masha Gessen And Robin Benway Win National Book Awards

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

For Ward, who won the fiction prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing, it was her second National Book Award. For Bidart, whose poetry collection spanned 51 years, it was akin to a lifetime achievement honor.

Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, Robin Benway and Frank Bidart win National Book Awards

Jesmyn Ward won her second National Book Award for fiction — for “Sing, Unburied, Sing” on Wednesday night at a ceremony in New York. She took the stage and looked down at her phone, explaining that she wasn’t being rude — “my speech is on my phone.” She said that she had been rejected by gatekeepers...

2017 National Book Award Winners announced

The big prize for fiction went to Jesmyn Ward. The post 2017 National Book Award Winners announced appeared first on The Millions.

Author Jesmyn Ward On Writing Place And Our 'Difficult Moment In History'

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Ward, author of Savage the Bones, The Men We Reaped and the new Sing, Unburied, Sing, says that she and George Saunders (author of the Booker-winning Lincoln in the Bardo) may both be writing about the spirit world right now for similar reasons: "Many people in power are attempting to rewrite the past and the […]

2017 MacArthur Fellows

As widely noted, they've announced the 2017 MacArthur Fellows -- the US$625,000 "no-strings-attached award". As usual, there are a few writers in the crowd -- Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward, as well as playwright Annie Baker.

Two Freshly Minted Literary Geniuses Will Visit Seattle Soon

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith (L-R) Look for Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jesmyn Ward at a Benaroya Hall near you. John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation This morning the MacArthur Fellowship announced their new class of geniuses, each of whom receive...Show More Summary

Meet The 2017 Class Of MacArthur ‘Geniuses’

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Author Jesmyn Ward, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and artist Trevor Paglen are among this year's fellows.

MacArthur Foundation Announces Its 2017 Class Of 'Geniuses'

Author Jesmyn Ward, reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and artist Trevor Paglen number are among this year's group of 24 MacArthur Fellows.

MacArthur winner Jesmyn Ward writes socially conscious works set in the South

A breath away from giving up on writing, Jesmyn Ward was researching nursing programs when she received one of five Stanford Stegner fellowships in fiction in 2008. “I almost gave up,” she told The Times. Winning the Stegner “was amazing, like winning the lottery,” she said. And yet her accolades...

MacArthur winner Jesmyn Ward writes socially conscious works set in the South

A breath away from giving up on writing, Jesmyn Ward was researching nursing programs when she received one of five Stanford Stegner fellowships in fiction in 2008. “I almost gave up,” she told The Times. Winning the Stegner “was amazing, like winning the lottery,” she said. And yet her accolades...

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