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PEN America Revives $50,000 Nabokov Prize

Pub Date: Aug 11, 2016

PEN America announced today the revival of the illustrious PEN/Nabokov Award, which honors a writer whose works “evoke to some measure Nabokov’s brilliant versatility and commitment to literature as a search for the deepest truth and the highest pleasure.” The revitalized prize will award $50,000 to a writer born or residing outside the United States Read more »

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2017 Submissions for PEN Literary Awards Due

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2016

With the August 15 deadline for submitting to the 2017 PEN Literary Awards just two weeks away, PEN is reminding publishers and literary agents to submit their authors’ books for PEN’s prestigious awards which will confer over $250,000 to writers and translators spanning the fields of fiction, essays, science writing, biography, and more. PEN also Read more »

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Red Hen Press Moves to Ingram Publisher Services

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2016

Effective August 27, 2016, Red Hen Press will begin US and Canadian distribution through Ingram Publisher Services (IPS). With more than twenty years of excellence in literature, community engagement, and a passion for great stories, Kate Gale and Mark E. Cull have grown Red Hen Press into the largest independent nonprofit in Southern California.   Read more »

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PEN America and Jean Stein to Honor Groundbreaking Literature

Pub Date: Aug 1, 2016

PEN America announced today the establishment of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, a literary honor that will be conferred annually on a book that has broken new ground and signals strong potential for lasting influence. The new award will recognize a book-length work of any genre for “originality, merit, and impact” spotlighting a work of Read more »

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Journalism Professor Receives 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize

Pub Date: Jul 25, 2016

Moody College of Communication Journalism Professor Rosental Alves is among four recipients of the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for outstanding reporting on the Americas.  The Cabot Prizes honor journalists for career excellence and coverage of the Western Hemisphere that furthers inter-American understanding. Awarded by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, it is the oldest Read more »

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Graywolf Press Publisher Joins Book Foundation Board

Pub Date: Jul 25, 2016

Fiona McCrae, Publisher of Minneapolis­ based Graywolf Press, to be a valued new force as the National Book Foundation works to expand reach and develop resources. New York, NY (July 13, 2016): The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, is pleased to announce the appointment of Fiona McCrae, the Publisher of Graywolf Read more »

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Carl Lennertz to Head Children’s Book Council

Pub Date: Jul 10, 2016

Longtime publishing executive and book advocate Carl Lennertz will join the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader as Executive Director, effective August 8, 2016, it was announced today by Jon Anderson, Chair of the CBC board, and Judith Haut, Chair of the Every Child a Reader board. Lennertz brings to the Children’s Book Read more »

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Texas Book Festival Lists Some Featured Writers

Pub Date: Jul 10, 2016

Some of the speakers for this fall’s 2016 Texas Book Festival weekend have been announced. Actress Diane Guerrero (“Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin”) will discuss her new memoir, “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided,” the story of her family’s struggle as undocumented immigrants. Memoirist Julissa Arce, a former vice Read more »

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Barnes & Noble Launches NOOK® Press Print Platform

Pub Date: Jul 5, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that NOOK Press, NOOK’s innovative self-publishing platform, has launched the NOOK Press print platform to provide NOOK Press authors with an easy-to-use, self-service program that enables them to create hardcover and Read more »

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Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2016 Full-Year Earnings

Pub Date: Jun 24, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) June 22, 2016 reported sales and earnings for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full-year ended April 30, 2016. Retail sales, which include Barnes & Noble jstores and BN.com, were $850 million for the quarter and $4.0 billion for the full year, decreasing 2.2% and 1.9%, respectively. Comparable store sales Read more »