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ROUND-UP: PEN, Amazon Bookstores, and New Digital Book Series

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A snapshot at this week’s literary news, from PEN’s literary award shortlists to a new take on digital books: PEN American announced their literary awards finalists for 2016 last week. Winners for Debut Fiction, Art of the Essay, Literary Science Writing, PEN Open Book, and PEN/Fusion Prize will be

Round-Up: #1000BlackGirlBooks, Lack of Diversity in Publishing, and Playwright Wins Victorian Prize for Literature

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    From a kid challenging a lack of diverse representation in literature to a historical Victorian Prize for Literature winner, catch up on what’s going on in literary news: Eleven-year-old Marley Dias started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a book drive with a goal to collect one thousand books that feature black female

Round-Up: Jaipur, NBCC, and OLF

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From literary festivals to a Ploughshares guest editor’s nomination for the National Book Critics Circle Award, a closer look at the latest literary news: The Jaipur Literature Festival kicked off Thursday with Margaret Atwood, Jhumpa Lahiri, Colm Toibin, and many more in attendance. The five-day festival is one of the