Neil Gaiman, Alison Bechdel, Art Spiegelman, George Packer, Azar Nafisi and Alain Mabanckouand have agreed to step in at the last minute as table hosts at the PEN American Center Gala tomorrow night. They will replace six table hosts who backed out of the event in protest of the Freedom of Expression Courage Award being awarded to the staff of Charlie Hebdo.
Read more... May 4, 2015
Bestselling British crime writer Ruth Rendell has died at the age of 85. Her publisher announced her passing in London. She had suffered a severe stroke in January.
Read more... May 3, 2015
British producer and DJ Mark Ronson has just added five more writers to the credits for his monster hit "Uptown Funk" in settlement of a copyright claim.
Read more... May 2, 2015
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King won the 2015 Edgar Award for Best Novel. The 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards were announced at a banquet in New York City on April 29th.
Read more... May 1, 2015
St. Martin's Press is forming a new imprint which will focus on military and special operations themed titles. The new imprint is called SOFREP Books, which is an acronym for Special Operations Forces Situation Report.
Read more... April 30, 2015
If you're a writer looking for a writing residency in the Detroit area, you might want to look into this opportunity. Due to its massive financial problems, the city of Detroit has many empty houses. The nonprofit group Write A House has been buying them out of foreclosure, fixing them up and giving three of them away as part of a Writing Residency.
Read more... April 29, 2015
American author and professor Yiyun Li has won the world's richest short story prize with her compelling story "A Sheltered Woman." The Sunday Times Short Story Prize carries a cash prize of 30,000 pounds sterling, or approximately $45,680.
Read more... April 27, 2015