Quote of the Week | Edwidge Danticat

On November 9, late in the evening, the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, World Literature Today, announced the 2017 winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature: Edwidge Danticat. In addition to a certificate and prestige, the award comes with a $50,000 stipend and a replica of an eagle feather cast in silver. (#Swag.) The Haitian-American writer is the 25th laureate of the prize. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Edwidge Danticat”

Link of the Week | Book Industry Guild of New York

The Book Industry Guild of New York (BIGNY) is an organization for book publishing and manufacturing professionals. Operated by members for members, it subsidizes educational seminars and trips, holds monthly information programs, and raises money for the Literacy Assistance Center, a nonprofit dedicated to “strengthening and expanding the adult education system, and to advancing adult literacy as a core value in our society and a foundation for equal opportunity and social justice.” BIGNY partners include the Graphic Artists Guild and Book Business magazine. Continue reading “Link of the Week | Book Industry Guild of New York”

Quote of the Week | Liz Smith

Liz Smith, affectionately dubbed “the longtime queen of New York’s tabloid gossip columns” by the The New York Times, died in her home yesterday at the age of 94. Best known for her exposés on Donald and Ivana Trump’s split in 1990 and Madonna’s pregnancy  in 1996, Smith loved all things celebrity, and relished chronicling the “little triumphs and trespasses in the soap-opera lives of the rich, the famous, and the merely beautiful.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Liz Smith”

University Presses

A university press is an academic publishing house that specializes in scholarly books and journals. Pace University Press (Pace UP), for example, publishes seven journals in the humanities and social sciences, like Woolf Studies AnnualThe Journal of Comics and Culture, and The Journal of Beat Studies. It has 60 journals and books in print and works closely with the M.S. in Publishing Program. Continue reading “University Presses”