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  • Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize

    Literature Prize launches as $60,000 Folio Prize
    It's a big day for prize announcements: The Literature Prize announced its formation and sponsor Wednesday at a news conference at the British Library in London. The idea for the prize came into being when a group of British intellectuals took umbrage at the direction they saw the Booker Prize taking -- they saw it leaning toward popular fiction rather than literary fiction.
  • Poet Kay Ryan among the geniuses

     
    Kay Ryan, a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and a former U.S. poet laureate, is among this year's recipients of MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.

    The Story Prize announces its 2010 finalists

     
    A MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow, an award-winning short-story writer and a debut novelist are the finalists for the 2010 Story Prize, it was announced Monday. The Story Prize provides a $20,000 award to the author of a collection of short...

    On Friday, Granta brings Pakistan to L.A.

     
    The latest issue of Granta magazine, on sale now, focuses on Pakistan. Not just a country devastated by floods, but a relatively young nation facing an array of modern pressures. "Filled with almost 200 million people speaking nearly sixty languages,...

    D.A. Powell wins $100,000 prize for poetry

     
    D.A. Powell, who teaches at the University of San Francisco, has won the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award from Claremont Graduate University. His books include "Tea," "Lunch," "Cocktails" and "Chronic." In a review in The Times last year, John...