Roth says farewell to fictional hero

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK - Philip Roth says he's done with Nathan Zuckerman. But is Nathan done with Philip Roth? "Goodbye, Nathan Zuckerman," the headline from Time magazine reads. Roth, the story declares, "has exhausted the possibilities of his character," the fictional adventurer of "The Ghost Writer," "The Anatomy … [Read more...]

S.E. Hinton reflects on ‘The Outsiders’

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Sat Sep 29, 5:34 AM ET TULSA, Okla. - Beyond its cluster of office towers, Tulsa is a city built close to the ground, a broad clash of neighborhoods you can tell apart by how the grass grows, bright and trim as a putting green in the richer sections, pale and shaggy in the poorer spots. Tulsa native S.E. … [Read more...]

Tomasz Rozycki and Major Jackson at BU – 10.01

The Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University cordially invites you to: Poetry and Politics with Tomasz Rozycki and Major Jackson Monday, October 1, 2007 6:00 PM Colloquium Room Boston University Photonics Center 8 St. Mary’s Street, Boston, MA In cooperation with AGNI. Advanced Study at Harvard University. Reception to follow … [Read more...]

FOUR STORIES – 10.01

Love & Money: Tales of making it, having it, and losing it Featuring: Kris Frieswick, former senior writer at CFO magazine and humor writer for the Phoenix newspapers; and author with essays in the  Economist, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and MSN Money Jake Halpern, author of Braving Home, a Borders' "Original … [Read more...]

NBF’s 5 Under 35

The National Book Foundation announced their first "5 Under 35" honorees--"selected by a previous National Book Award Finalist or Winner as someone whose work is particularly promising and exciting and is among the best of a new generation of writers": Kirstin Allio, author of Garner (Coffee House Press, 2005) Dinaw Mengestu, The Beautiful … [Read more...]

From Hardcover to Paper, How a Blockbuster Was Born

A Calculated Approach For 'Eat, Pray, Love'; Memoir Strikes a Nerve By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG September 14, 2007; Page A1 When Pearson PLC's Viking imprint published Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir "Eat, Pray, Love" early last year, it printed 30,000 copies -- only 5,000 more than the total U.S. hardcover sales of her previous release. "We had … [Read more...]

Author Dave Eggers Cops $250,000 Heinz Award

  By Bob Thompson Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 12, 2007 Author, philanthropist and literary entrepreneur Dave Eggers has become the youngest person ever to win one of the annual $250,000 awards from the Heinz Family Foundation. Eggers, 37, used earnings from his autobiographical 2000 bestseller "A Heartbreaking Work … [Read more...]

PEN NEW ENGLAND’S ANNUAL BOOK PARTY

Join us for PEN New England’s Annual Book Party Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. THE GYM, Radcliffe Yard (Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge)   The party celebrates those with books published this year and includes the presentation of  PEN New England’s "Friend to Writers"Awards to William Craig & Curbstone … [Read more...]

Missing girl bumps UK debut of Affleck film

By Stuart Kemp LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - The U.K. release of Ben Affleck's directing debut, "Gone Baby Gone," has been put on hold because of similarities to the real-life case of Madeleine McCann, who went missing in May in Portugal. The drama was scheduled to makes its U.K. premiere next month at the London Film Festival, but it was … [Read more...]

FOUR STORIES – Love & Money: Tales of making it, having it, and losing it

Love & Money: Tales of making it, having it, and losing it Featuring: Kris Frieswick, former senior writer at CFO magazine and humor writer for the Phoenix newspapers; and author with essays in the  Economist, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and MSN Money Jake Halpern, author of Braving Home, a Borders' "Original … [Read more...]