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BEA Wrapup: What the Book Wants

I’m always tempted to look for themes and coherence in events that have none—maybe that’s why I do this. And I know I’m not the only one. The first topic of conversation with pretty much everyone I talked to at BEA this year was “It’s not as grim as last year.” The fact that so […]


The Pulitzers, Champion of the Little Guy

Who knew? This year the maverick Tournament of Books ended up celebrating the blockbusters, while the Pulitzer Prize stepped up as champion of the little guy. Paul Harding’s Tinkers, a debut novel published by Bellevue Literary Press, took the prize for fiction, and the poetry winner was Rae Armantrout’s Versed, from Wesleyan. Fiction runners-up were […]