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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Do You Use Social Media To Get Closer To Your Favorite Authors?

A recent New York Times article examines the relationship between readers and authors in the social media landscape. Previously, the divide was rather clear: authors write the books and readers gobble them up. There wasn't much mingling besides the occasional book signing or speaking engagement.  But now with the social atmosphere cultivated by Web 2.0 tools like Facebook and Twitter, readers can interact with their favorite authors like never before, and authors can have a more direct involvement in the marketing of their books. Moreover, authors can get feedback that is more personal than an Amazon.com review or an anonymous post on a message board.  From NYT.com:  When they use social media, authors have as many personae to choose from as they do in their other writings. Some... Read More →

Joyce Carol Oates To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Oregon State University

Joyce Carol Oates We're so pleased to share this bit of good news about Anisfield-Wolf jury member Joyce Carol Oates! From Oregon State:  Joyce Carol Oates, celebrated author and National Book Award winner, will receive Oregon State University’s inaugural Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in May. The biennial award is given to a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed work and who has – in the tradition of creative writing at OSU – been a dedicated mentor to young writers. The honorarium for the award is $20,000, making the new Stone Prize one of the most substantial awards for lifetime literary achievement offered by any university in the country. The award will be presented to Oates at a special event at on Thursday, May 10, at thePortland Art... Read More →

VIDEO: Mohsin Hamid Talks About The Film Adaptation Of His Book, The Reluctant Fundamentalist

In advance of the film adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist, take a look back at Hamid's talk on his book and what it means for it to be turned into a film with someone like noted director Mira Nair. Read More →
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