Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Roundup with PW

PEN America Announces Two New Awards
PEN America has announced the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Oral History. The former, which comes with a $75,000 purse, will confer one of the biggest monetary awards in the country.
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Little, Brown to Publish Stephenie Meyer's Debut Thriller
Little, Brown and Company will publish Stephenie Meyer's first thriller, 'The Chemist.' The worldwide English-language release of the book is set for November 15.

Publishers vs. China in Hong Kong: Hong Kong's publishing industry vowed to take on China by selling books critical of Beijing as a major annual book fair began Wednesday.

Teen George R.R. Martin's Note to Marvel: The 'Game of Thrones' author’s fan letter praises an issue of 'The Fantastic Four, then points out a plot hole.

Joy Williams on Writing : In an interview with 'Vice,' she declared: "Writing gives me no happiness, I've said this before."

Make America Read Again: John Harris, a librarian working in a neighborhood in Cleveland, went to the Republican National Convention to hand out books.

Why Poetry Can Change the World: 'Hamilton' star Daveed Diggs and poet Danez Smith on the Brave New Voices festival.

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