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libraryadvocates:

heyboobooks:

This awesome poster is a free download from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and it’s especially great considering this year’s focus on comics and graphic novels that have been challenged.

Share widely, friends!

libraryadvocates:

heyboobooks:

This awesome poster is a free download from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and it’s especially great considering this year’s focus on comics and graphic novels that have been challenged.

Share widely, friends!

"Think of a more hopeful and female-informed rendering of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road."

— Rob Spillman writing about Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction, at Guernica

For Banned Books Week, here are some covers National Book Award Winners that are among the most commonly challenged books in the US.

wellesleybooks:

We have a nice selection of National Book Award longlist titles on display.

Gorgeous!

lastnightsreading:

James McBride at the Brooklyn Book Festival Gala Mingle, 9/20/14

lastnightsreading:

James McBride at the Brooklyn Book Festival Gala Mingle, 9/20/14

(via books)

John Lahr, author of Tennesse Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, Longlisted for a 2014 National Book Award

  • "Of the books you’ve written, which is your favorite, and why?"
  • An unfair question, since each book inevitably engineers some emotional transition in a writer’s life. But given one, I’d say my first book, “Notes on a Cowardly Lion,” which I finished the week my father died when I was 26. In it, I mourned him and preserved him.

wwnorton:

MOLLY ANTOPOL — ON TOUR FOR THE UNAMERICANS, OUT IN PAPERBACK 10/6

Longlisted for the National Book Award • “5 Under 35” Honoree 
"A writer of seismic talent."—Adam Johnson

9/25-9/28Carmel, CAPebble Beach Authors & Ideas Festival

10/7Boston, MANewtonville Books, with Katherine Hill

10/8Brooklyn, NY — Community Bookstore

10/9New York, NY KGB Bar, Behind the Book Reading Series

10/11San Francisco, CAThe Make Out Room, Writers With Drinks In San Francisco

10/16San Francisco, CALitQuake at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, with Boris Fishman

10/18San Francisco, CA — LitQuake, The Art of the Short Story (Z Space) & An Evening with The Rumpus (The Make Out Room)

10/21Palo Alto, CA — Books Inc., Peninsula Parlour Event

10/22Albuquerque, NMJewish Book Festival

10/24Austin, TXTexas Book Festival

11/3San Francisco, CABookshop Santa Cruz

11/12Sausalito, CAStudio 333, Why There Are Words Reading Series

11/21Miami, FLMiami Book Fair International

12/2Rochester, NYJewish Community Center

12/9-12/10Waltham, MA — Hadassah Brandeis Institute

For more, visit www.mollyantopol.com.

poetsorg:

National Book Award contenders Edward Hirsch, Claudia Rankine, and Brian Blanchfield, as well as MacArthur Fellow Khaled Mattawa, will share their poetry at this year’s Poets Forum, October 16-18 in NYC. Don’t miss it. Save 10% through Sept. 30.

poetsorg:

National Book Award contenders Edward Hirsch, Claudia Rankine, and Brian Blanchfield, as well as MacArthur Fellow Khaled Mattawa, will share their poetry at this year’s Poets Forum, October 16-18 in NYC. Don’t miss it. Save 10% through Sept. 30.

emilystjohnmandel:

Hood ornaments in Traverse City, September 17 2014. It was a perfect fall day, a few hours before I found out about the National Book Award nomination, and the utterly lovely proprietors of Brilliant Books took me sightseeing. There were beautiful old cars all over town.

"It’s a list in search of newness, somewhat self-consciously; who’s out is as notable as who’s in for one of America’s highest awards."

One of the UK’s leading newspapers takes a break from forecasting the outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum to make some predictions about our Fiction Longlist. 

Via  theguardian.com

rachelfershleiser:

This morning I got to have breakfast with Merritt Tierce, a writer I admire immensely. She’s won some awards, been a 5 under 35 honoree, and is beloved by jamiatt, roxanegay, and many more of our favorites, so I’m not exactly breaking new ground here, but WOW, you guys. Just wow.Her new novel Love Me Back is staggering, breathtaking, almost literally. Everyone’s going to say “unflinching” a lot. Unsentimental. Raw. Give Merritt the Nobel Prize in Smart Women Making Potentially Bad Decisions Without Apologizing to Anyone.
Merritt is also one of my feminist heroes for her work with the Texas Equal Access Fund, ensuring that women’s healthcare and reproductive freedom are for all women, not just those who can afford it. I was a fan of her writing and the TEAfund before I put it all together, and now I’m dazzled. 
Congratulations to Merritt and Doubleday on the publication of this fantastic book! Don’t miss it, seriously.

rachelfershleiser:

This morning I got to have breakfast with Merritt Tierce, a writer I admire immensely. She’s won some awards, been a 5 under 35 honoree, and is beloved by jamiatt, roxanegay, and many more of our favorites, so I’m not exactly breaking new ground here, but WOW, you guys. Just wow.

Her new novel Love Me Back is staggering, breathtaking, almost literally. Everyone’s going to say “unflinching” a lot. Unsentimental. Raw. Give Merritt the Nobel Prize in Smart Women Making Potentially Bad Decisions Without Apologizing to Anyone.

Merritt is also one of my feminist heroes for her work with the Texas Equal Access Fund, ensuring that women’s healthcare and reproductive freedom are for all women, not just those who can afford it. I was a fan of her writing and the TEAfund before I put it all together, and now I’m dazzled. 

Congratulations to Merritt and Doubleday on the publication of this fantastic book! Don’t miss it, seriously.

rachelfershleiser:

(via 2014 Longlists for the National Book Award)
I’m really excited and overjoyed about this NBA fiction longlist! Congratulations especially to Tumbling writers johndarnielle, emilystjohnmandel, and elizabethmccracken!

rachelfershleiser:

(via 2014 Longlists for the National Book Award)

I’m really excited and overjoyed about this NBA fiction longlist! Congratulations especially to Tumbling writers johndarnielle, emilystjohnmandel, and elizabethmccracken!

pleaseexcusethispoem:

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Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books are Wind In a Box, Hip Logic, and Muscular Music. His honors include a Whiting Writers Award, a National Endowment for the…