January 8, 2016
A few things that caught our attention this week:
- LitHub talks to the going-on-200-years-old Center for Fiction and discusses writing centers’ contributions to writers’ educations.
- The Swedish Academy told us who didn’t win the 1965 Nobel Prize in Literature: Auden, Borges, Nabokov, and Neruda, among others.
- Daniel Hernandez wins the 2015 Richard J. Margolis Award
- An award given to a promising nonfiction writer concerned with social justice issues, it is accompanied with a $5,000 honorarium and a one-month residency at the Blue Mountain Center in New York.
The Costa Book Awards in the UK were announced:
- 40 Sonnets by Don Paterson / Poetry
- The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley / First Novel
- A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson / Novel
- The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, The Lost Hero of Science by Andrea Wulf / Biography
- The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge / Children’s Book