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Matthew McConaghey, authors memoir, Greenlights

Texas Book Festival Features Matthew McConaughey

Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey discusses his new memoir, Greenlights. Saturday, November 7 | 4 p.m. CST Texas Book Festival will host Matthew McConaughey as he presents his new book, Greenlights. Ethan Hawke will guide the conversation with McConaughey. In this inspiring blend of advice book and memoir, McConaughey shares the highs, the lows, the… View Article

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NANOWRIMO 2020 Writing Challenge Kicks Off

The month of November is  National Novel Writing Month and writers of all sorts are invited to participate here. National Novel Writing Month began in 1999 as a daunting but straightforward challenge: to write 50,000 words of a novel during the thirty days of November. Now, each year on November 1, hundreds of thousands of… View Article

Frankfurt Book Fair (Virtual) Reaches 200,000 People Worldwide

BOOKFEST digital with 1.5 million views on Facebook alone / Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 – Special Edition reaches 200,000 people worldwide with various formats on buchmesse.de Frankfurt, 18 October 2020 – Overcoming borders, bringing people together, celebrating authors and books despite the increasing number of at-risk regions and travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic– that… View Article

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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

ASJA Congratulates This Year’s Writing Award Winners

This year, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) Awards–honoring the outstanding nonfiction work produced on a freelance basis during the past year–are being presented online. One category will be reported each day for 23 days on ASJA’s website, ASJA’s Facebook page, on Twitter @ASJAhq, and on Instagram @ASJAhq, giving members more time to read each piece… View Article

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