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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
- Dennis Cooper: Literary cult hero and author of the most-recently released The Marbled Swarm.
- Justin Taylor: His debut novel The Gospel of Anarchy is available now.
- Blake Butler: A rising literary star, Butler has released a major work of fiction (There Is No Year) and non-fiction (Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia) in 2011.
Pane also stresses to his students the importance of literary journals—and becoming active literary citizens, emphasizing that reading others work is just as important as submitting your own. As his model literary citizen, Pane uses Blake Butler, editor of the literature blog HTMLGiant as well as the journals Lamination Colony and No Colony.
What authors have you recommended to your students this year? Check out his list—did Pane miss any?
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Wally Lamb, Anna Quindlen, Richard Russo, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey, Andrew Young and others reflect on the novel's power, influence, and popularity, and the many ways it has shaped their lives.
In addition to the film, Mary Murphy wrote Scout, Atticus, and Boo: A Celebration of To Kill A Mockingbird—a compilation of these interviews.
While the documentary doesn't premiere on PBS until April, you can watch an preview below, then go to Mary Murphy's website for more information!