Bookends: Lebanese poet Hachem wins Backwaters Prize The 2012 winner of the Backwaters Prize, Susan Elbe of Madison, Wis., has won the $500 Julie Suk Award from Jacar Press for her book “The Map of What Happened.” It was named best poetry book published by an independent press in 2013. Page From Our Past ... 03/22/2014 - 6:48 pm | View Link
Bookends: Downtown library to host author fair with 70 local writers The event is free and open to the public. Too many e-book titles for you to hunt down those that might interest you? Check out www.thefussylibrarian.com, which recommends e-books in at least 40 genres. Readers can subscribe for free to receive emails about ... 02/15/2014 - 11:00 am | View Link
Rugby league’s crucial bookends Foundation rugby league countries England, Australia, and New Zealand are receiving timely good news that augurs well for the game’s future. Starting with England, at its annual general meeting in Hull, a Rugby Football League (RFL) Governance Review ... 07/23/2012 - 4:44 am | View Link
For the first time, Americans are competing for Britain’s Man Booker Prize — and they’re off to a strong start. Citizens of the United States hold four of the 13 spots on the longlist announced today in London. They are: Read full article >>
For the first time in 70 years, three of J. D. Salinger’s earliest stories are available to the public — and new illustrations helped make it possible. The recently released collection, “J. D. Salinger: Three Early Stories,” comes from the Devault-Graves Agency, an indie publisher in Memphis, Tenn., that carefully tiptoed around the Salinger estate’s copyright. Before he died in 2010, the famously reclusive author of “Catcher in the Rye” (1951) spent the last decades of his life insisting — sometimes in court — that no one quote from his letters, republish his uncollected work or use his famous characters.