Displaying articles for: January 2012

Meet the 2011 Discover Great New Writers Award Judges (Nonfiction)

We're announcing the 2011 Discover Great New Awards Finalists (Fiction and Non-fiction) on 2/1, and thought you might enjoy meeting the judges who selected the shortlist -- and the winners -- from titles chosen for the program last year.

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Meet the 2011 Discover Great New Writers Award Judges for Fiction

We're announcing the 2011 Discover Great New Awards Finalists (Fiction and Non-fiction) on 2/1, and thought you might enjoy meeting the judges who selected the shortlist -- and the winners -- from titles chosen for the program last year.

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What To Read?

I moderated a panel of Discover alumni over the weekend in Stuart, Florida, and couldn't wait to ask Andre Dubus III, Wendy McClure and Alicia Oltuski who they've discovered lately...

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Discover Great New Writers Facebook Sweepstakes (1/23/12 - 11.59 AM 2/5/12)

To celebrate our legacy, and introduce ourselves to a new generation of avid readers, we’ve designed a Discover Great New Writers Facebook Sweeptakes:  Tell us who you’ve discovered lately, and enter for a chance to win a Nook Tablet with 10 of our greatest hits, plus two titles (A Good American and Behind the Beautiful Forevers) from the Spring 2012 list.

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Curiouser and Curiouser

I'm not the only reader who wonders how and why writers come to create the books that they do, so we asked the authors of some of our January Discover selections how their new books came about, and excerpting their responses here.

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A Short (Re)Introduction to the Discover Great New Writers Program

What to read? That's been my favorite question since childhood.

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July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).

Watching Them Be

What makes a film actor into a larger-than-life movie star? James Harvey's passionate, freewheeling essays explain why there are some faces (from Greta Garbo's to Samuel L. Jackson's) from which we cannot look away.

Landline

What if you called up the spouse on the verge of leaving you -- and instead found yourself magically talking to his younger self, the one you first fell for?  Rainbow Rowell, author of the YA smash Eleanor & Park, delivers a sly, enchanting take on 21st-century love.