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James D. Hornfischer dies at age 55

Literary Agent Jim Hornfischer Dies at Age 55

Austin writer, naval historian, book editor, and literary agent James D. Hornfischer died June 2, 2021 at age 55 after a lengthy illness. This report is reprinted from Lone Star Literary Life The author of several books focusing on the U.S. Navy, Hornfischer recently had been honored with the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award for… View Article

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Love Local, Choose Indie Bookstores Over Amazon Prime

Love Local, Choose Indie Bookstores Over Amazon Prime Bookshop.org  offered free shipping on June 21/22 to encourage customers to support local bookstores instead of Amazon during that weekend. New York, 22 June. This Prime Day, Bookshop.org, the book buying platform that financially supports independent bookstores, encouraged book lovers to ‘love local’ and buy from your… View Article

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Amazon’s MGM Buy Starts Video Content Wars

Amazon gears up for the content war as MGM acquisition strengthens Prime Video portfolio, says GlobalData Following today’s news (26 May) that Amazon has officially announced the acquisition of MGM for $8.4bn; Danyaal Rashid, Thematic Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “While Amazon boasts many top-tier titles, leading originals… View Article

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William Soroyan Writing Prize Winners for 2020

William Saroyan Writing Prize Picks 2020 Winners

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and Jennifer Croft awarded the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing by Stanford Libraries Adjei-Brenyah and Croft were selected as winners, among 247 eligible submissions, for their ability to evoke raw emotion and masterfully leverage the power of language with their writing. Stanford, CA–Friday Black (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) by Nana Kwame… View Article

Where Reasons End wins PEN award

“Where Reasons End” Wins PEN 2020 Novel Award

In March 2020, PEN America announced, the 2020 PEN America Literary Awards winners in a ceremony in New York City, hosted by Seth Meyers. The top prize for a full-length novel was awarded to Yiyun Li for the book, Where Reasons End,  (Random House) Hudson | IndieBound. We are just now catching up on some of the… View Article

Effie Lee Morris Literary Awards

WNBA Names Literary Award Winners

The Women’s National Book Association San Francisco Chapter is pleased and proud to debut the first-ever Effie Lee Morris WNBA Literary Award. Ms. Morris was a pioneering Black librarian and the founder of this chapter of the Women’s National Book Association in 1968. The Virtual Awards Ceremony will take place on July 24th, 5pm PST (see link… View Article

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