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National Book Awards Finalists, 2013

Academics are among the finalists announced on Wednesday for the annual prizes.

UNC Press Receives $100,000 to Study Future of U. Presses

The University of North Carolina Press announced today a grant of $100,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study the challenges and opportunities facing university presses as they expand their forays into electronic publishing.

Michael Walzer Looks Back on His Decades at ‘Dissent’

Concerned with financial strains in both publishing and academe, the political theorist hopes that a younger group of freelance intellectuals will pick up the mantle.

My Daily Read: Jessica Burstein

Things you can’t do with an e-book: Literature scholar Jessica Burstein keeps a peacock-feather necklace in Stanley Cavell’s “The Claim of Reason.”

‘Why I Resist’

A composite of the notebooks and letters of a Japanese-American professor reveals his thoughts about resisting internment during World War II.

My Daily Read: Ezekiel J. Emanuel

“I think you should label this column ‘The Luddite Returns.’”

Pulitzer Prizes 2013

Academics were among the winners of this year’s prizes in history, letters, and music.

My Daily Read: Adam Grant

Adam Grant is a management professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Grant is the author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success (Viking). He is a former advertising director, Junior Olympic springboard diver, and professional magician.

$1.35 Million Awarded in New Global Prize for Writers

A generous new writers’ award has made its debut. Today, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University announced the inaugural winners of the Windham Campbell Prizes, a global award for writers endowed by a gift from the late novelist Donald Windham and his partner, Sandy M.…

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award 2013

Claremont Graduate University has announced that Marianne Boruch has won the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for 2013. The prize, $100,000, is given annually to a mid-career poet and is one of the largest monetary awards for poetry in the United States. Boruch, who teaches at Purdue University and…
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