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 19: "What you see first, after the starting gun's crack, is a column of bobbing runners, thousands of them, surging downhill..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.