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PEN/Faulkner Names Fiction Finalists

The five finalists for the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction were announced Wednesday, with Jennifer Egan, Deborah Eisenberg, Jaimy Gordon, Eric Puchner and Brad Watson making the coveted list.The judges for what the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, headquartered at the Folger Shakespeare...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 2, 2011; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott, Local Arts and Culture  | Tags:  Brad Watson, Deborah Eisenberg, Eric Puchner, Jaimy Gordon, Jennifer Egan, PEN/Faulkner, PEN/Faulkner fiction finalists, writing awards  
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Secrest tackles Modigliani in new biography

Meryle Secrest was fascinated by some of the myths around Modigliani, especially the depictions of his bohemian lifestyle and the circumstances of his early death.That interest drew her into her 10th biography of artistic personalities--from Salvador Dali, Frank Lloyd Wright,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | February 28, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott, Museums  | Tags:  Meryle Secrest, Modigliani, arts biographies, biography of Modigliani  
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Perillo Selected for Bobbitt Poetry Prize

"Inseminating the Elephant," the book of verse by Lucia Perillo, has been awarded the 2010 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry by the Library of Congress. The work of Perillo has been praised by all quarters of the literary...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 7, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  Bobbitt Poetry Prize, Lucia Perillo, award-winning poetry, library of congress  
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Pyramid Atlantic set to open the Book Arts Fair

Pyramid Atlantic, the specialty arts center in Silver Spring, is back with its biennial Book Arts Fair Saturday and Sunday. Paul Johnson's "Treehouse." (Photo courtesy: Book Arts Fair) Pyramid, which has been an incubator for 30 years for visual artists,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | November 3, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  book arts, book fair, md., pyramid atlantic, silver spring  
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Edwidge Danticat: Reading full of tears

By Jacqueline Trescott When a book makes you cry, that's one thing. When an author is reading an excerpt and audience members are dabbing their eyes, that's another thing. But when the author and the audience gets to sniffling, that...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 22, 2010; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  Haitian-American novelist, create dangerously, edwidge danticat  
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Howard Jacobson is winner of the Man Booker Prize

Six writers, including two-time winner Peter Carey and bookies' favorite Tom McCarthy, were in the running Tuesday for literature's prestigious Booker Prize.

By Mike McPhate  | October 12, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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