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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April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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Books, CDs, DVDs to know about now
A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.

The Promise of Hope

Killed last year in the infamous terror attack at Nairobi's Westgate mall, Kofi Awoonor was a national treasure in his native Ghana.  His career began in 1964 with Rediscovery, and this magnum opus serves as a tribute to his entire long journey charting his beloved nation's course through his accomplished poetry.

Winter Mythologies and Abbots

A pair of linked stories finds that, as translator Ann Jefferson relates, "[Pierre] Michon's great theme is the precarious balance between belief and imposture, and the way the greatest aspirations can be complicated by physical desire or the equally urgent desire for what he calls glory."