In its fourth year, the 2021 Aspen Words Prize goes to Louise Erdrich for her fiction on the Native American struggle for self-determination.
The new partnership between two universities, Howard and Columbia, is another example of a diversity-driven program in publishing.
The shortlist for this year’s Aspen Words Literary Prize features three novels and two short story collections.
Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and Ecco set up a five-year publishing diversity fellowship with the Columbia Publishing Course.
One of the best-known American authors working today, Joyce Carol Oates has won the Jerusalem Prize and will attend the Jerusalem International Book Forum in May.
By Eric Karpeles Since October 2008, when my book, Paintings in Proust, was published, I find I have become something of an unwitting receptacle for a variety of responses to the great French novelist. Upon learning the subject of my work, otherwise well-read individuals become profusely embarrassed at never having read “the whole thing” or confess sheepishly to me that …
By Glenn Taylor I teach at a large community college just outside Chicago. My students come from all walks of life. During the first week of every semester, I ask them to write an in-class essay on a meaningful person or event from their past. It was through these essays that I first began to realize how many of my …