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  • 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.
  • 'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale

    'Book of My Lives': Aleksander Hemon's remarkable tale
    Aleksandar Hemon landed in the United States two decades ago, January 1992. He was 27, a young Bosnian journalist from Sarajevo arriving on a one-month visa, arranged through a cultural exchange program sponsored by the State Department. Just after he...

    Juanita Bogard Steadman April 28, 1908 - February 18, 2013

    Juanita Bogard Steadman April 28, 1908 - February 18, 2013
    Juanita Bogard Steadman died February 18, 2013 in her home of natural causes. Born April 28, 1908 in Cape Giradeau, Missouri, Juanita graduated from Glen Ellyn High School (Illinois) in 1923 and lived with her family in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1933, she...

    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,...

    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...