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The Life-Lifter: A Wronged Writer Chooses Forgiveness
writer’s dream, followed immediately by every writer's nightmare. The phone call: You’ve been nominated for the National Book Award ! I imagine my response would be the same as Lauren Myracle ’s: “You’re f***ing kidding me!” The best
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In her quietly magnificent new work of fiction, her first in seven years, National Book Award winner Alice McDermott trains her masterly microscope on a single, unremarkable woman and the Brooklyn neighborhood she inhabits for nearly three decades.
The One Book O 's Books Editor Wants You to Read
navigator furtively carries a letter, given to him by a teenage girl, in his coat pocket. From this thrilling opening, National Book Award winner Colum McCann weaves an intricate tapestry that illuminates the anguish of Irish history and the deeper agonies
Men We Reaped: A Memoir
In Men We Reaped, a devastating memoir by the National Book Award -winning author of Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward chronicles the lives and deaths of five men she grew up with in a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Your Favorite Women Writers
novel, Sula , was nominated for the National Book Award . And Song of Solomon , her third ..... family and racism, she has earned a National Book Award , more than 30 honorary degrees and ..... she has been nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle
The Advice We'd Give to Our 25-Year-Old Selves
Absorb everything. What you see, hear, and feel will stamp every alphabet of your work. —Nikky Finney, 54, 2011 National Book Award winner for poetry Michael J. Fox Dear Michael, When the time comes to chase your dreams, and it will, they may seem
Oprah's Book Club 2.0: Oprah and Ayana Mathis, Author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie — Full Episode
Iowa writers' workshop. It's an institution whose graduates include a multitude poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize and national book award winners. It was there and acts to replace that she conceived and wrote the drives a Well thank you all for joining me
institution whose graduates include a multitude poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize and national book award winners. It was there and acts to replace that she conceived and wrote the -- drives a -- Well thank you all
9 Lessons from the Fictional Women We've Always Wanted to Be
was dead, your father was an alcoholic and you were living in the path of Hurricane Katrina? Esch, in Jesmyn Ward's National Book Award –winning Salvage the Bones , summons her inner strength in part by channeling her favorite nymphs and goddesses from Greek
Elizabeth Gilbert Coming to Oprah's Live Your Best Life Weekend
her novel Stern Men was a New York Times notable book. Her 2002 book The Last American Man was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critic's Circle Award. Since its initial publication in January 2006, her most recent book Eat
Where Do Poets Get Their Inspiration?
poems. They are little creatures I have to train and send out into the world." —Terrance Hayes, winner of the 2010 National Book Award for Lighthead "When I least expect it something strikes me. Just now, for instance, we were driving westward and stopped