News of the Day

Literal Life

A roundup of items being talked about today from the publishing world.

Tragedy & Words

* After the horrible events in Boston yesterday, the amazing Roxane Gay writes about being stunned into silence.

“I turned to words because in the wake of something terrible, my gratitude for reading and writing only amplifies, sharpens. Yesterday, today, for some time to come, I am many things. Mostly, I am grateful.”

 

Award News

* The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced. Taking home honours in fiction, after no award was given in this category last year: Adam Johnson for The Orphan Master’s Son.

* The Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) revealed their short list today. It’s a mighty group of talented women.

 

London Book Fair 2013

* Popular author Neil Gaiman delivered the keynote address at the 5th annual Digital Minds Conference. He urged…

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