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Approaching the finish line

I have almost accomplished my goal of reading the five books on the National Book Award’s list for Young People’s Literature.

Looking at this list, I realize that I am unintentionally reading them in reverse alphabetical order by author’s last name. 213 more words

YA Literature

A Lifetime of Looking, with Lisa Ko (A Book Review of "The Leavers")

Days after reading Lisa Ko’s The Leavers (Amazon | Indiebound), one question lingered in my mind: can we really spare our loved ones the most gory, painful thing in our lives in order to save them–whatever “saving” looks like? 501 more words


Tellus Mater, or, Mother Nature's Lessons

Dragon flies swoop in front of me, their flitting a distraction from the Tarzan jungle in front of me. There’s something so primeval about the jungle, full of sharp-tipped leaves and wiggly snakes, thick roots struggling for traction in rotting humus and the spark of white when an ibis or an egret swoops down to snap up fish jumping from crystalline blue water. 507 more words


Deviant Lives, with Carmen Maria Machado (A Book Review of 'Her Body and Other Parties')

I picked up Carmen Maria Machado’s book of short stories Her Body and Other Parties (Amazon | Indiebound) after seeing it on the… 461 more words


the envelope, please

In case you missed it, the National Book Awards were announced this week and Frank Bidart won the award in poetry for Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016… 13 more words


My Favourite Quotes from Annie Proulx's Dark National Book Awards Speech

Earlier this week, the National Book Foundation awarded Annie Proulx the 2017 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

The author of Shipping News and… 223 more words

For Writers

Here Are Winners of the 2017 National Book Awards

Last night the publishing world celebrated the National Book Awards in New York City. Presented by the National Book Foundation, the award ceremony, one of literature’s most prestigious, honors four writers every year, one each for their work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. 269 more words