ABA Opens Nominations for Board Candidates

By Sydney Jarrard on Wednesday, Sep 05, 2018 The American Booksellers Association’s Nominating Committee, chaired by Annie Philbrick of Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut, and Savoy Bookshop & Café in Westerly, Rhode Island, began its search today for qualified candidates to stand for election to the ABA Board of Directors in 2019. Any ABA member may nominate a qualified candidate, and… View Article

Edward Heward Bunker, American author of crime fiction, a screenwriter, convicted felon and an actor.

PEN/Edward Bunker Prize to Celebrate Writers in Prison

NEW YORK (September 6, 2018)—PEN America announced the launch of the PEN/Edward Bunker Prize in Fiction today. Honoring the legacy of the famed crime fiction author and screenwriter, the PEN/Bunker Prize will celebrate short works in fiction by writers who are currently incarcerated and will be presented for the first time as part of the PEN America’s… View Article

“erratic and unprofessional behavior.”

Fired Barnes & Noble CEO Files Defamation Suit

Demos Parneros, who was fired in July as Barnes & Noble’s chief executive, filed a lawsuit August 28, 2018, claiming defamation of character and breach of contract against the bookseller.  In U.S. Southern District Court court documents, Parneros said Barnes & Noble had been fired without warning and had allowed rumors to persist that he… View Article

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Open Letter’s Chad Post Wins 2018 Ottaway Award

Chad W. Post, director of Open Letter Books and managing editor of Three Percent, will receive the 2018 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature, Words Without Borders announced today. 

Less, by Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction, 2018

2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction

Update: Andrew Sean Greer, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer prize for fiction, will be at the 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival, Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Washington Convention Center. Pulitzer Prizes in Letters, Drama, and Music were announced in May 2018 in a ceremony in New York City. Andrew won this year’s prize in the fiction… View Article

Omar El Akkad, winner of the Oregon Book Award for Fiction

El Akkad Wins 2018 Oregon Book Awards for Fiction

 Winners of the Oregon Book Awards sponsored by the Portland nonprofit Literary Arts were announced April 30, 2018, in a ceremony hosted by author Renee Watson, a Portland native, at Gerding Theater at the Armory, 128 N.W. 11th Ave. in Portland. The Ken Kesey Award for Fiction went to Omar El Akkad, for “American War,” a dystopian imagining of… View Article

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