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A new writers' conference in Augusta

...collection of short stories that transports readers to the front lines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2014.Wiley Cash's debut novel, A Land More Than Home, hit The New York Times list. The novel...
E.L. Doctorow and the life of the mind

...machines. Doctorow is a partisan, with a point of view he made clear last fall during his acceptance speech at the National Book Awards ceremony. He dedicated much of his talk to technology and its potential threats to privacy and creative freedom...
People in the News

...behind-the-scenes chronicle of the U.S. space program, and the 1998 novel "A Man in Full," runner-up for the National Book Award. --- LONDON (AP) - British rocker Pete Doherty was released on bail Sunday by police investigating tabloid...
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Doctorow, Didion among book award finalists

...Ferlinghetti. Doctorow, the author of "Ragtime," "Billy Bathgate" and other acclaimed historical novels, won the National Book Award in 1986 for "World's Fair." He has been a finalist four other times. Fiction nominees this year also include...
Doctorow, Didion among National Book Award finalists

...Magical Thinking," her memoir of grieving her late husband, were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Two of the country's most revered poets, John Ashbery and W.S. Merwin, were also finalists. The 78-year-old...
Shanley, poet laureate lead winners for Pulitzer

...Brandeis University, received the prize for history for "Washington's Crossing," a finalist last fall for the National Book Award. Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan won in the biography category for "de Kooning: An American Master." Stevens...
Peter Matthiessen thrives in material world

...travels in East Africa; and "The Snow Leopard," his introspective account of a trek to the Himalayas that won the National Book Award in 1978. "I'm not the only writer around, I know, who's said that his dream one day is to write something...
Book award finalists welcome recognition

...News From Paraguay," a novel set in the 19th century. "We all feel very lucky to have gotten this far." The National Book Awards, which take place Wednesday in New York, are the publishing industry's answer to the Academy Awards, with...
With latest highly praised effort, novelist prepares for big time

...turn a sentence like nobody's business." Another Princeton associate, C.K. Williams, who recently won the National Book Award for poetry, said Lee is "really an astonishing prose stylist, and that's a gift you can't make for yourself...
Edward P. Jones wins National Book Critics Circle award

NEW YORK -- Edward P. Jones, winner of this year's National Book Critics Circle fiction prize, took 10 years to write his novel and felt so embarrassed about the delay that when he finally finished he couldn't bear to tell his agent, Eric Simonoff, on the phone.