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2021 Finalists for the National Book Awards

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Award Finalists

Recently the National Book Foundation announced the 2021 Finalists for the National Book Awards.  According to their website "the mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture."   The categories include Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Translated Literature, Young People's Literature.

Oct 7, 2021

2021 American Book Awards

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Award Winners

"The American Book Awards were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of the awards is to recognize literary excellence without limitations or restrictions. There are no categories, no nominees, and therefore no losers. The award winners range from well-known and established writers to under-recognized authors and first works.

Sep 3, 2021

Memoirs in essays

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New Memoir Suggestions

The following article in Booklist caught my eye: "Trend Alert: Memoirs in Essays".  A memoir in essay is a "book-length collection of linked essays, centered on an author's self or life" according to this article from LitHub (which also has some good title suggestions). So I decided to do some more exploring. Below are some books from the article as well as other titles that I discovered along the way.

Jun 21, 2021

Let's read some poetry part 4

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New Poetry Books

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets to remind "the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters." To help myself (and you) out I've put together some lists of poetry from last year and some new titles from the the first quarter of this year. This is the last of four lists. Let's read some poetry!

Apr 26, 2021

Let's Read Some Poetry part 3

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new poetry books

National Poetry Month was launched by the Academy of American Poets to remind "the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters." To help myself (and you) out I've put together some lists of poetry from last year and some new titles from the the first quarter of this year. This is the third of four lists. Let's read some poetry!

Apr 12, 2021

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