News & Notes
Three Tennessee poets are awarded NEA grants in literature
December 5, 2014 The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded creative-writing fellowships in poetry to three Tennessee poets—Anders Carlson-Wee, Melissa Range, and Bobby C. Rogers. The awards, which “enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement,” according to the NEA, are for $25,000 each.
Published Friday, 5 December 2014
Both Victoria Schwab and Jessica Young have inked contracts on new series fiction for children and young adults
October 7, 2014 Across publishing, children's and YA titles have kept the publishing industry profitable this year, and Middle Tennessee authors Jessica Young and Victoria Schwab are doing their part for the trend.
Published Monday, 6 October 2014
Hamton Sides's new nonfiction book, In the Kingdom of Ice, earns raves from critics
September 24, 2014 Hampton Sides's new book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, was released during the height of summer's dog days, but the book's critical reception has been far from icy.
Published Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Poet-translator Khaled Mattawa has won a MacArthur grant
September 19, 2014 Let's just go ahead and call 2014 Khaled Mattawa's year: in January he was appointed chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and now he has been named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. What this most recent honor means in lay terms: Mattawa has just won a $625,000 "genius" grant.
Published Thursday, 18 September 2014
Readers have been waiting a long time for new collection of stories by Tony Earley
September 12, 2014 As critics and readers welcome the appearance of a new work of fiction by Tony Earley, whose last book appeared in 2008, the Nashville author himself gives a fascinating interview to The Daily Beast.
Published Thursday, 11 September 2014
Poet Diann Blakely has died after a long illness
August 11, 2014 “I should note that I don’t consider myself a literary critic,” Diann Blakely once wrote. “Rather, I am a passionate, studious, unfashionably earnest reader and an advocate for the books—especially books of poetry—I care deeply about.” These words could serve almost as a mission statement for Blakely's entire life, which ended on August 5.
Published Monday, 11 August 2014
Humanities Tennessee announces the author lineup for the 2014 Southern Festival of Books
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July 12, 2014 At a party at the Brentwood Public Library tonight, Humanities Tennessee unveiled the lineup of bestselling and award-winning authors set to headline the twenty-sixth Southern Festival of Books, which will be held October 10-12, 2014, at Nashville's Legislative Plaza and downtown library.
Published Friday, 11 July 2014
Legendary journalist John Seigenthaler has died at his home in Nashville
July 11, 2014 John Seigenthaler—revered reporter, editor, author, and advocate for books, civil rights, and the First Amendment—died today after a long struggle with cancer. He was eighty-six.
Published Friday, 11 July 2014
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