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The Texas Observer Short Story Contest 2014 | The Texas Observer Memberships and Contributions

The Texas Observer Short Story Contest 2014  The Texas Observer has announced its short story contest. Entrants need not live in Texas (although stories with a Texas setting or theme are encouraged). The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Death of Maya Angelou The biggest story of the literary world this past week has been the death of Maya Angelou at age 86. The coverage has been extensive, but here are a few stories I’ve chosen as providing a … Continue reading

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Details on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners

Details on the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners – KansasCity.com. Donna Tartt has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel The Goldfinch. Read about all the Pulitzer winners here.

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Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013 – latimes.com

Announcing the L.A. Times Book Prize finalists for 2013 – latimes.com. The finalists for the 34th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday morning: 50 books in 10 categories are in the running to win the L.A. Times Book … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards The Coretta Scott King Book Award was founded in 1969 in honor of the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for her passion and dedication to working for … Continue reading

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B&N Discover Finalists Revealed

Barnes & Noble announced the six finalists for its 2013 Discover Great New Writers Awards, which “highlight works of exceptional literary quality that might otherwise be overlooked in a crowded book marketplace.” The winners in each category, announced March 5, … Continue reading

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2014 Edgar Nominees Announced

The Mystery Writers of America revealed the nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction and television, published or produced in 2013. The Edgar award winners will be announced at a gala banquet … Continue reading

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National Book Awards go to James McBride, George Packer

National Book Awards go to James McBride, George Packer – latimes.com.

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AP News: Mexican author wins Spain Cervantes letters prize

AP News: Mexican author wins Spain Cervantes letters prize.

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Lynn Coady Wins The 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Lynn Coady has been named the 2013 winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her short story collection Hellgoing, published by House of Anansi Press. via Lynn Coady Wins The 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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