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NBA Countdown: The Underground Railroad

For nerds like me, the words “NBA finals” resonate not so much because of giants sportsing hard as for a more thrilling contest whose outcome will be announced November 16: the… 519 more words

Staff Reviews

an atlas winner!...and a national book award winner giveaway

I just returned from a beautiful quick trip to Duluth, MN, one of my favorite cities. It doesn’t make its way into the City Atlas, but I feel quite away gazing out at that moody inland sea, Lake Superior. 325 more words


Poetry Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

We’re serious about moving in a strong way into the genre of poetry. The classic art has been marginalized by the academy; kept alive by hip-hop and open mics. 266 more words


John Lewis' March: Book Three is a National Book Award Finalist!

This morning the National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 67th Annual National Book Awards — including, for the first time since 1957, a sitting member of Congress. 193 more words


National Book Award Finalists Include Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson

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The 2016 National Book Award finalists were announced this morning (via Facebook live), because it’s 2016 of course.

The list feels intensely topical — with race in America, war abroad and political division playing important roles in many of the finalists. 136 more words


Everything You Need to Know about the National Book Awards Fiction Longlist

The National Book Awards—widely regarded as the Man Booker of the US—recently unveiled their longlists for fiction, nonfiction, young people’s literature, and poetry. This year, the lists feature several timely works calling attention to issues of racism and slavery. 1,644 more words


2106 National Book Award Longlist

What a great list this year. Handicappers probably have Colson Whitehead as a lock for The Underground Railroad. If I had a vote I might cast it for Lydia Millett’s deeply intelligent, subversive and unnerving novel… 75 more words