News Roundup

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
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