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James Salter Wins the 2010 Rea Award

James Salter Wins the 2010 Rea Award…

Rea Award for the Short Story is a lifetime-achievement prize bestowed annually on “a living American or Canadian writer whose published work has made a significant contribution in the discipline of the short story as an art form.”

This year ’s jurors praised Salter as “the most stylish and grave and exact of writers.”

via Paris Review

Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced

Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced:

  • Julian Barnes The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape – Random House)
  • Sebastian Barry On Canaan’s Side (Faber)
  • Carol Birch Jamrach’s Menagerie (Canongate Books)
  • Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers (Granta)
  • Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues (Serpent’s Tail – Profile)
  • Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats (Oneworld)
  • Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger’s Child (Picador – Pan Macmillan)
  • Stephen Kelman Pigeon English (Bloomsbury)
  • Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days (Seren Books)
  • A.D. Miller Snowdrops (Atlantic)
  • Alison Pick Far to Go (Headline Review)
  • Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb (Sandstone Press)
  • D.J. Taylor Derby Day (Chatto & Windus – Random House)

Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist announced

NoViolet Bulawayo wins 12th Caine Prize for African Writing

 

 

Zimbabwe’s NoViolet Bulawayo has won the 2011 Caine Prize for African Writing, described as Africa’s leading literary award, for her short story entitled ‘Hitting Budapest’, from The Boston Review, Vol 35, no. 6 – Nov/Dec 2010.

The Chair of Judges, award-winning author Hisham Matar, announced NoViolet Bulawayo as the winner of the £10,000 prize at a dinner held this evening (Monday 11 July) at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Hisham Matar said: “The language of ‘Hitting Budapest’ crackles. Here we encounter Darling, Bastard, Chipo, Godknows, Stina and Sbho, a gang reminiscent of Clockwork Orange. But these are children, poor and violated and hungry. This is a story with moral power and weight, it has the artistry to refrain from moral commentary.

Story here: http://www.caineprize.com/pdf/2011_winner.pdf

via The Caine Prize.

Dozens of law professors: PROTECT IP Act is unconstitutional

An ideologically diverse group of 90 law professors has signed a letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, the Hollywood-backed copyright enforcement/Internet blacklist legislation now working its way through Congress. The letter argues that its domain-blocking provisions amount to Internet censorship that is barred by the First Amendment.

Dozens of law professors: PROTECT IP Act is unconstitutional.