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Book Notes - Kelly Barnhill "Dreadful Young Ladies, and Other Stories"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

L.A. Times Book Prize finalists include Joyce Carol Oates and Ta-Nehisi Coates; John Rechy receives lifetime achievement award

Finalists for the 2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes include Joyce Carol Oates, Ron Chernow, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward. The awards will be presented on the campus of USC on April 20, the eve of the L.A. Times Festival of Books. Finalists for the book prizes, which are awarded in 10 categories,...

Book Notes - Cheston Knapp "Up Up, Down Down"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

Book Notes - Ryan McIlvain "The Radicals"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

Book Notes - Tim Wirkus "The Infinite Future"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy...

Make Way for Ward

Jesmyn Ward signed a deal for two books with Simon & Schuster: one adult novel with Scribner and the other a middle-grade novel with Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, according to Publisher’s Weekly. From our archives: Ward’s 2017 Year in Reading entry and our interview with the two-time National Book Award winner. The post Make Way for Ward appeared first on The Millions.

Jesmyn Ward Is Writing a Middle Grade Novel | Book Pulse

Jesmyn Ward has two new books in the works, one is her first novel for younger readers. YA author Sara Shepard's first adult novel is forthcoming.

Sunday Reading: In the Air

A collection of stories by Vinson Cunningham from The New Yorker’s archive, including pieces about Jesmyn Ward, Kirk Franklin, Sanford Biggers, and Nate Parker.

Book Club Archive: Jesmyn Ward Answers Book Club Members’ Questions

February’s Now Read This pick is: “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann.

Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers

From Toni Morrison to Jesmyn Ward, we've selected some thought-provoking quotes on writing by black American writers who have led—and some of whom continue to lead—the charge in making the writing world more inclusive. The post Quotes on Writing: 19 Classic and Contemporary Lessons from Black American Writers appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Now Read This: Discussion Questions for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward’s novel is our first pick for the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club, “Now Read This.”

New Book Clubs | Book Pulse

Sing, Unburied, Singby Jesmyn Ward launches a new book club, a joint project of The New York Times and PBS's News Hour.

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

3 months agoNews : 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 months 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 months 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

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