Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Roundup with PW

Rona Jaffe Winners Announced for 2016
The Rona Jaffe Foundation has announced the winners of its eponymous writer's awards for 2016. The awards are given annually to six women writers who "demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers."
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Egyptian Author's Jail Term Upheld: Ahmed Naji must continue a two-year sentence handed down for writing a scene that "violated public modesty."

Some of Us Read Hard: In defense of the ratty paperback, the torn dust jacket, and everyone who beats up their books with love.

Seth Grahame-Smith Sued: Hatchette Book Group has sued the 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' novelist for $500,000.

It's the Brooklyn Book Festival: The Brooklyn Book Festival has announced its 2016 schedule and author lineup.

How I Helped Elmore Leonard: Gregg Sutter on helping the famed crime novelist write his "Hollywood novel," 'Get Shorty.'

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