Story | Jun 17, 2014 | 10:11 AM
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Story | Aug 18, 2014 | 2:03 PMTo be white and write about race is to fail at writing about race. That is the best you can do. This should embolden contemporary white authors to just go for it and attempt a statement on one of the most pressing and knotty issues of our time because they’ve got nothing to lose really (American writers are overwhelmingly white and male, as are their critics; they’ll survive any critiques lobbed their way). Instead, most avoid the topic altogether and hand the duties over to the anointed authors of color such as Junot Diaz, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Zadie Smith.
Story | Apr 10, 2013
Ten years ago this month, writer and educator Gregg Wilhelm held the first CityLit Festival. In the intervening decade, he has helped usher the event to a central spot in Baltimore's literary landscape. This weekend, the organization celebrates a decade...
Story | Jan 21, 2012 | 9:35 PM
The National Book Critics Circle announced the finalists for its 2011 book awards at a public ceremony on Saturday in New York City. Two Southern California writers are among those up for the awards, which will be presented on March...
Story | May 18, 2012 | 4:37 PM
The lineup for the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington DC has been announced.