T.S. Eliot's Gloucester summer home may soon be a luxurious writer's retreat. The seven bedroom home on Eastern Point, where Eliot spent his childhood summers, was purchased by the T.S. Eliot Foundation for $1.3 million in December.
Read more... March 31, 2015
The American Library Association ("ALA") announced that Scott Bonner, the director of the Ferguson Public Library in Missouri, is the winner of the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity. This is the second year of the prize which is funded by Daniel Handler, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events which was written using his pseudonym of Lemony Snicket.
Read more... March 30, 2015
Nobel Literature Prize winning poet, author and translator Tomas Tranströmer has died in Stockholm after a brief illness, according to his publisher, Bonniers. He was 83. Transtromer won the Nobel Prize in 2011.
Read more... March 28, 2015
The New York Museum of Modern Art has commissioned ten works of poetry from celebrated poets as part of its exhibition called One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. The poets have been asked to write poems which were inspired by Lawrence's artwork.
Read more... March 26, 2015
American novelist Akhil Sharma has won the 2015 Folio Prize for his novel Family Life (Faber). The Folio Prize is open to books published in the U.K. in the English language, regardless of the nationality of the author. The award carries a cash prize of 40,000 pounds sterling.
Read more... March 25, 2015
Simon and Schuster's Atria Publishing Group is launching a new spirituality and self-improvement imprint called Enliven. The imprint's Publisher-at-Large is author and Fair Trade entrepreneur Zhena Muzyka. She will be based in Ojai and Los Angeles, California.
Read more... March 23, 2015
Jeff Kinney has sold millions of books in his Wimpy Kids series, which is also a popular feature film series. Now he's taking on a new challenge: he's opening a bookstore in his hometown of Plainville, Massachusetts. Opening an independent bookstore in today's economy takes grit, determination and a lot of cash. Luckily, Kinney has all three.
Read more... March 22, 2015