2014 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

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Sunday, January 19, was Edgar Allen Poe’s 205th birthday; to celebrate the occasion, the Mystery Writers of America announced its nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allen Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2013.

Adventures in Editorial Scholarship: An Interview with Sandra Spanier

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While letter collections are not new, it may take a writer like Hemingway, with a larger-than-life reputation, to bring attention to their value as literary companions.

Language, Poetry, & the Seventh Annual Poets Forum

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Notes on poetry and panel discussions from the academy’s Poets Forum

CWA Daggers for Disgraced Spies, Elderly Snipers, and Ghostmen

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Earlier this spring Barbara Conaty, my go-to reviewer for spy fiction, praised  British author Mick Herron’s latest novel, Dead Lions, for “bringing a fresh and puckish eye to espionage and crime, leaving behind the stodgy staples.” The judges of Britain’s CWA Dagger Awards obviously agreed with Conaty’s assessment. Awarding Herron  the CWA 2013 Goldsboro Gold […]

Carol Awards 2013: Honoring the Best in Christian Fiction

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The American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) 2013 conference ended September 15 in Indianapolis with a gala during which the Carol Awards were presented for the best in Christian Fiction traditionally published in the previous calendar year.

Bouchercon 2013: Louise Penny Goes on a Crime Award Spree

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At the 44th annual Bouchercon (a volunteer-run mystery convention for readers, writers, and other publishing types), held September 19–21 in Albany, NY,  best-selling author Louise Penny scored a double-header, winning the 2013 Anthony and the 2013 Macavity Best Novel Awards for The Beautiful Mystery, a locked-room puzzler set in a remote monastery deep in the […]

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

Popularity Contest: 2013 Hugo Awards Crown SF Winners

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The arrival of fall marks the start of the literary awards season. Already Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is being touted as an odds-on favorite to win the Nobel Prize for Literature next month. But the cynic in me guesses that the always inscrutable Swedish committee of judges will bypass the best-selling author of 1Q84, Kafka […]

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

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