Paul Beatty Wins Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize with “The Sellout”

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In a black tie dinner at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday, Paul Beatty’s fourth novel, The Sellout, was named 2016’s Man Booker Prize winner. Mr. Beatty was born in Los Angeles in 1962, and received an MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College and an MA in psychology from Boston University. It was after winning the [….]

Man Booker Longlist Announced for 2016

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The longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced this week.  The prize, which launched in 1969, aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel of the year written in English and published in the United Kingdom. Said Amanda Foreman, chair of the judges of the award: “From the historical to [….]

LitStack Rec: Pictorial Cooking

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The Oxford-Duden Pictorial English Dictionary (Second Edition, Oxford University Press) This week’s recommendation is obviously not a book for reading, but it is a book every writer should have. The Oxford-Duden Pictorial English Dictionary is an essential reference that is indispensable for writers, a guide to the exact names of things when “thingy,” won’t do. [….]