2014 World Fantasy Award Nominees and Life Achievement Award Winners

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Congratulations to Ellen Datlow and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro who’ve just been announced as Life Achievement winners by the World Fantasy organization. We wanted to give a special shout out to our friend, editor Ellen Datlow who has been so supportive and encouraging to us here at LitStack. This is a well, well deserved honor! Don’t [….]

Kickstarters We Love: Women Destroy Science Fiction

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We love, love, love this awesome kickstarter from Lightspeed magazine. It’s an issue completely written and edited by women. From the Kickstarter info page: It could be said that women invented science fiction; after all, Mary Shelley wrote what is considered by many to be the first science fiction novel (Frankenstein). Yet some readers seem [….]

The Paris Review Celebrates 60 Years

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Over at the Paris Review, you can catch what might be a singular opportunity: James Salter, Mona Simpson, John Jeremiah Sullivan and Lorin Stein in conversation with Charlie Rose on the celebrated magazine’s sixtieth anniversary. The conversation, which recently took place, is a look at back at George Plimpton, the founder editor who is the [….]

500 New Fairytales Discovered in Germany

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Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years. From The Guardian: A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in [….]

Pamela Paul is Named New York Times Book Review Editor

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From JimRomenesko.com: Sam Tanenhaus is stepping down as New York Times Book Review editor to become writer at large. Children’s book editor Pamela Paul replaces him. “Her versatility as an editor and writer has strengthened the Book Review and many other sections, including the Magazine, Education Life and Sunday Styles, where she originated the biweekly [….]

'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Casts Alan Ritchson as Gloss

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Alan Ritchson is joining the cast of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Lionsgate said Thursday.  The model and actor has scored the role of Gloss, a skilled swimmer and past winner of the gladiatorial games at the center of the film. He’s described as being classically beautiful, which shouldn’t be too much of a stretch [….]