AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY NONFICTION

Literary nonfiction, often known as creative nonfiction, is a broad phrase that encompasses all writing that is based on reality and has been created with a focus on the craft of writing, employing literary approaches to discuss nonfictional issues. Except, possibly, technical and academic writing, whose themes and purposes demand accuracy and unambiguity, every sort… Continue reading AN INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY NONFICTION

African Authors Took The Literary World By Storm In 2021

Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr won one of France’s oldest and most illustrious literary prizes, the Prix Goncourt, for his work La Plus Secrète Mémoire des Hommes (The Most Secret Memory of Men). Sarr also won the Hennesy Book Award and the Transfuge Award for Best French Novel for the novel. Boubacar Boris Diop, a… Continue reading African Authors Took The Literary World By Storm In 2021

Paper Plains Literary Festival Announces Headliners For April Event

Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh, and Colson Whitehead have been announced as keynote speakers for the Paper Plains Literary Festival, which will take place on April 8 and 9, 2022.Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh, and Colson Whitehead have been chosen as keynote speakers for the inaugural Paper Plains Literary Festival, which will take place on April 8… Continue reading Paper Plains Literary Festival Announces Headliners For April Event

At last, A Literary Sexy Novel: Love Marriage, By Monica Ali, Reviewed

Ali investigates the impact of sex and infidelity on three socially diverse households, exploiting the humorous possibilities to the fullest extent possible. At long last, literary sex has returned. In British publishing, the Bad Sex Prize has a lot to blame for, driving writers away from discussing sex for fear of being read out in… Continue reading At last, A Literary Sexy Novel: Love Marriage, By Monica Ali, Reviewed

Abington professor’s book analyzes literary fiction of last 20 years

Liliana Naydan, an associate professor of English at Penn State Abington, recently published a book that examines mainstream literary fiction written about the United States from the time of the Y2K crisis through the outbreak of the pandemic. Don DeLillo, Jennifer Egan, Dave Eggers, Joshua Ferris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Thomas Pynchon, Kristen Roupenian,… Continue reading Abington professor’s book analyzes literary fiction of last 20 years

Here Is The Longlist For The 2022 Dylan Thomas Prize.

Swansea University released the longlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2022 this morning. The Dylan Thomas Prize, one of the UK’s most distinguished awards, honors work created in the English language by authors aged 39 or younger from all over the world and comes with a £20,000 prize. The prize honors literary works in… Continue reading Here Is The Longlist For The 2022 Dylan Thomas Prize.

Bookmarks: Literary And Author Events, Virtual Events And More

It’s coffee time. At The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s Meet the Novelist event at the Casino, 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons, Ga., award-winning Georgia author Pamela Mueller discusses her book “Fly, Fly Away,” on Cuba’s Operation Pedro Pan. For members, it’s free; for non-members, it’s $10. Reservations are necessary. Haunting Jaime Pearce, author… Continue reading Bookmarks: Literary And Author Events, Virtual Events And More

THE BOOKS OF JACOB

The following is an excerpt from Olga Tokarczuk’s latest novel, Jacob’s Books. Tokarczuk has received numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the International Booker Prize. She has a dozen works of fiction, two collections of essays, and a children’s book to her credit. Croft was awarded the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize… Continue reading THE BOOKS OF JACOB

Jason Epstein, Publishing Executive Who Shaped Literary Tastes, Dies At 93

Jason Epstein, an editor and publisher who shaped literary tastes for decades by launching the “paperback revolution” in the 1950s, editing acclaimed authors at Random House, and helping to found the New York Review of Books and later the Library of America series, passed away on February 4 at his home in Sag Harbor, N.Y.… Continue reading Jason Epstein, Publishing Executive Who Shaped Literary Tastes, Dies At 93

OPEN LETTER: NEW YORK LITERARY ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT ‘RAP MUSIC ON TRIAL’ LEGISLATION

Governor Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, please accept my heartfelt condolences. As New York literary organizations dedicated to freedom of expression, racial justice, and the First Amendment, we write to you. We express our enthusiastic support for “Rap Music on Trial” legislation (S. 7527/A.8681) as a much-needed move… Continue reading OPEN LETTER: NEW YORK LITERARY ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORT ‘RAP MUSIC ON TRIAL’ LEGISLATION