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British history alive and kicking at Morley Literature Festival

Literature lovers lined their stomachs with a three-course lunch in Tingley before stomaching a dollop of political and historical insight from Morley Literature…

Why deny young readers the pleasures of literature?

Why deny young readers the pleasures of literature?

Hard to believe that in 2013 some people are still trying to keep students from reading certain books. Not by writing unflattering reviews…

Literature festival to welcome writers of the world

Literature festival to welcome writers of the world

The 5th edition of the Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival (ITEF) will be held this year between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10 on the…

Tony Mochama scoops Africa literature prize 2013

Tony Mochama scoops Africa literature prize 2013

Tony Mochama , a.k.a Smitta , who is a columnist for the Standard Media Group has been announced as the winner of this…

A case for high-brow literature

A case for high-brow literature

Scientists have proclaimed that reading high-brow literature produces greater empathy than reading chick-lit.…

Why Bob Dylan should have won the Nobel for literature this year

Why Bob Dylan should have won the Nobel for literature this year

I had the Dream again the other night, the dream where they hand me the medal. The funny thing was this isn't only…

Open Road Partners For Spanish-Language Global Venture

Open Road Partners For Spanish-Language Global Venture

Open Road Media is teaming up with Barcelona Digital Editions to form Ciudad de Libros/Open Road Espanol, a partnership that marks Open Road’s…

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A Vintage Contemporaries Original, June 2011 www.vintagebooks.com Jesse Ball $15.00; 198 pp.; ISBN 978-0-307-73985-8 I’D JUST CONSUMED Murakami’s 1Q84 – originally a three-volume publication in its native Japanese…

IN RECENT YEARS, ANTHOLOGIES have become the bedrock of the literary industry. They are used as teaching tools and as historical touchstones. But as we peruse these comprehensive…

SINCE THE 1960s the number of Latina writers has grown considerably, adding a new spice to the U.S. literary panorama and to feminine/feminist literature. Their work has been…

FOR THE LAST DECADES, a narrative of Latino identity in the U.S. went something like this: Migration from Latin nations created the conditions for enclaves of Mexicans, Puerto…

ELIZABETH C. RAMÍREZ and Catherine Casiano present a whirlwind of Latina playwrights in La Voz Latina. At times this collection may seem chaotic in selection but in the…

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Organizations & Associations

Organizations & Associations

Joining a good literary organization can help you network with veteran published writers, keep on top of the latest literary trends, inform you of fresh…

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The Abomination of Ebooks: They Price People Out of Reading

This is not one of those rants about missing the texture, touch, colors, whatever of paper contrasted with the sterility of reading on a tablet. No, the real…

Can Digital and Print Peacefully Coexist in the World of Comic Books?

Mark Waid, one of the leading proponents of digital comic books, made a surprising announcement on his blog earlier this month: He recently bought a comic book store…

My simple Kindle Fire HDX review: What’s to like and not to like

My simple Kindle Fire HDX review: What’s to like and not to like

A new holiday shopping season is upon us and that means a long parade of new consumer electronics, including, what else: tablets. With personal computers (laptops and desktops)…

Why news organizations shouldn’t write off tablet magazines

Why news organizations shouldn’t write off tablet magazines

Jon Lund in GigaOM recently declared tablet magazines a failure.…

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Antosh Wojcik Named Winner of Roundhouse’s Poetry Slam

UK poet Antosh Wojci recently won the 2013 Roundhouse Poetry Slam sponsored by Roundhouse, a cultural venue and organization in the UK. Over two weeks…

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Finding the Real Papo in Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Finding the Real Papo in Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

When I first met Jesús Papoleto Meléndez (affectionately known as “Papo”) thirteen years ago, it didn’t…

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Carlos Bulosan

Carlos Bulosan

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HarperCollins Announces BookSmash Winners

HarperCollins Announces BookSmash Winners

HarperCollins revealed the winners of its BookSmash Challenge, a contest that invited developers to create new…

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