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  • Banned Books Week: it's back

     
    It's happened again. In 2009, "And Tango Makes Three," the heartwarming children's book about two penguin daddies and their adopted baby penguin Tango -- based on the true story of penguins in Central Park -- was one of the year's......
  • PEN World Voices: From N.Y. to your desktop [Updated]

     
    The PEN World Voices festival is happening right now in new York, and it's a doozy. There are more than 50 events happening across New York City with 150 writers from 40 countries. The festival, which began on Monday, April......
  • Sherman Alexie: behind the scenes

     
    Last week I was in Seattle, where Sherman Alexie kicked off his tour for "War Stories," his new collection of stories and poetry. The article is in today's paper, and begins: Leaning against a black couch in his office, Sherman......
  • The PEN/Faulkner finalists: new and known

     
    The five PEN/Faulkner Award finalists have been announced, and it's an interesting mix. In case you can't see the graphic above, the nominated books are "The Lacuna" by Barbara Kingsolver, "Homicide Survivors Picnic" by Lorraine M. Lopez, "War Dances" by....
  • PEN World Voices announces lineup

     
    The 2010 PEN World Voices literary festival will feature 150 writers from 40 countries. The festival's lineup includes literary fiction heavyweights Toni Morrison, Richard Ford, Salman Rushdie, Sherman Alexie, Elias Khoury, Roddy Doyle and Aleksander...
  • Reader recommendations a growing business in the book world

     Reader recommendations a growing business in the book world
    This summer Molly Ringwald said that she read "Fifty Shades of Grey" because "when a book becomes that big, I feel like it's culturally relevant." No book in recent memory has sold as fast as the lead title of E.L. James' erotic trilogy. It enjoyed an...
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Announces Kirsch Award Winner Maxine Hong Kingston

    NEW YORK, (February 28, 2008) – Maxine Hong Kingston has been named the winner of the 28th annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes' Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement. The award was announced tonight along with the names of the 45 finalists for...
  • Sleuths in their youth

    Sleuths in their youth
    There's much talk -- too much, if you ask some people -- about how to make sure young people will read books in our technological age. Heartening results come by way of the young adult section in bookstores (cf. Rowling, J.K. and Meyer, Stephenie) which...
  • Children's books 2009: It's all good! says Jon Scieszka

    Children's books 2009: It's all good! says Jon Scieszka
    As our first national ambassador of young people's literature, I am pleased to report that the world of children's books is rocking. My job for the last two years has been to raise national awareness of the importance of kids' books and to promote the...
  • Sherman Alexie -- serious writer, funny guy

    Sherman Alexie -- serious writer, funny guy
    Leaning against a black couch in his office, Sherman Alexie is laughing. He laughs often and easily -- at others' jokes and his own, at sarcasm and silliness -- and his laughter is contagious. Last year, he cracked up Stephen Colbert when he appeared on...
  • Young adult lit comes of age

    Young adult lit comes of age
    It used to be that the only adults who read young adult literature were those who had a vested interest -- teachers or librarians or parents who either needed or wanted to keep an eye on developing readers' tastes. But increasingly, adults are reading YA...