Going Local: Celebrating a Decade of Resident Writers

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Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple shares his passion and appreciation of Brooklyn-affiliated writers

Christian Fiction Sees the Light

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Major shifts within the publishing industry in general mean changes for Christian fiction as well.

A Night at the Book Prom: Notes on the NBA After Party

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Book prom was a lot of fun. At least, the Kobo–sponsored National Book Awards after-party felt eerily familiar in a particularly high school way: the inaccessible DJ spinning a lot of 90s R&B, the plates of pizza floating by, the palpable novelty of fancy dresses, tuxedos, and updo’s. It was clear that this was a […]

National Book Awards 2012

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“The only thing I have ever wanted to do in my life is have a good time writing stories. This award says I am still at it.” That’s how Elmore Leonard gracefully summed up his acceptance of the 2012 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters (otherwise called the lifetime achievement award), presented by the […]

National Book Award Finalists Announced Today

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by Margaret Heilbrun and Molly McArdle The National Book Award finalists are out! Announced this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, which rumor indicates is a cable news morning show, the short list named five titles each in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. We were pleased with the overlap: we’ve got enough stars here […]

Give 'Em What They Want, Then Give 'Em the Good Stuff: Why We Can't Afford to Focus on Small Press

Give 'Em What They Want, Then Give 'Em the Good Stuff: Why We Can't Afford to Focus on Small Press

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