Talking to Jamie Ford About His LibraryReads Pick, Songs of Willow Frost

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Recently, I had the pleasure of talking with Jamie Ford, author of the mega-best-selling Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and now Songs of Willow Frost, which is publishing this month and has just appeared on the first LibraryReads list. Here’s the result of our conversation.   “I like complicated family stories, stories […]

2013 Academy of American Poets Prizes

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Congratulations to the winners of The Academy of American Poets annual series of poetry prizes

2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced

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Poets whose passions range from community service to woodworking to scholarship

Q&A: Kim Stanley Robinson

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An interview with Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Shaman.

Q&A: Philippe Margotin & Jean-Michel Guesdon

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An interview with Philippe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon, authors of All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release.

Q&A Valerie Plame & Sarah Lovett | August 2013

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An interview with Valerie Plame and Sarah Lovett, authors of Blowback.

2013 Winners of Poetry Contributor Prizes

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Eight prizes awarded to poets, critics, essayists and photographers featured in Poetry over the past year

Q&A: Brian Jay Jones, Author of Jim Henson: The Biography

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Brian Jay Jones (Washington Irving: An American Original) has written a defining biography on the life of Muppets creator Jim Henson. Jones answered a few questions about working on this stellar book.

Wendell Berry Wins Distinguished Dayton Literary Peace Prize | In the Bookroom

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Novelist, essayist, poet, farmer and activist Berry receives the 2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Q&A: Elliott Holt

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In Elliott Holt’s Cold War–set debut novel, You Are One of Them, ten-year-old best friends Sarah Zuckerman and Jennifer Jones write letters to Soviet premier Yuri Andropov asking for peace. Jenny receives a response but Sarah doesn’t, and when Jenny heads to the USSR (and ensuing media stardom) at the Kremlin’s invitation, Sarah feels left […]

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