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Nobel Prize Winning Poet Tomas Transtromer Dead at 83

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

MoMA Commissions 10 Works From Top Poets for Jacob Lawrence Exhibition

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

Akhil Sharma Wins 2015 Folio Prize for Novel Family Life

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 Launches Spirituality Imprint Called Enliven

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

Wimpy Kid Author Jeff Kinney to Open Bookstore

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

Stephen King Story Story Collection Will Include Writing Advice

It's been 15 years since Stephen King published his book On Writing in which he gives excellent advice for aspiring writers and gives great insight into how he creates. This fall, King will share more writing advice as part of a new short story collection called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Read more... March 19, 2015

Joan Didion New York Essay to Be Feature Film

Joan Didion's classic essay "Goodbye to All That" is going to be turned into a feature film. Deadline reports that the essay has been optioned by Carlson Sullivan Pictures LLC, the new venture of producers Megan Carlson and Brian Sullivan. Ms. Didion's essay was the original in what eventually became its own subgenre: the literary essay about falling in love with New York City, then eventually leaving it, weary and heartbroken. Read more... March 18, 2015

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