News & Notes
Chapter 16 is launching a series to celebrate prize-winning works from Tennessee history
May 9, 2016 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes, and Humanities Tennessee has received a grant from the Pulitzer organization to celebrate the centennial by highlighting past prizewinners from our state.
Published Monday, 9 May 2016
Another space-themed book deal for Margaret Lazarus Dean
April 18, 2016 Astronaut Scott Kelly, whose master's degree is from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, will write a memoir with Margaret Lazarus Dean, a novelist and nonfiction writer at the same university. The book, Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars, will be published in November 2017.
Published Monday, 18 April 2016
Vanderbilt MFA candidate Tiana Clark picks up another major award
April 4, 2016 Vanderbilt University M.F.A. candidate Tiana Clark has added another national honor to her extensive CV: Clark's chapbook, Equilibrium, is the winner of the 2016 Frost Place competition and will be published by Bull City Press in early 2017.
Published Monday, 4 April 2016
Nashville's Parnassus Books launches a bookmobile
March 21, 2016 Make room, Nashville food trucks: there's a new kid in town. Parnassus Books—which took its name from Parnassus on Wheels, a 1917 Christopher Morley novella about a book-selling caravan—has just fulfilled its own destiny by launching a bookstore on wheels.
Published Monday, 21 March 2016
In The New York Times, Arnold Weinstein makes a persuasive case for literature
March 7, 2016 Literature teaches the skills of clear writing and close reading, the ability to communicate, and the creativity necessary to see beyond the walls of the cubicle's box. But there's a value, too, in what literature gives us that has nothing to do with employment skills, and Memphis native Arnold Weinstein made a case for it recently in The New York Times.
Published Monday, 7 March 2016
Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams have won the 2016 NAACP Image Award
February 29, 2016 Exultant hurrahs and hearty congratulations to Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams, winners of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for an outstanding literary work with an instructional emphasis.
Published Monday, 29 February 2016
Novelist Adam Ross is the new editor of The Sewanee Review
February 22, 2016 George Core, editor of The Sewanee Review for the past forty-two years, will be stepping down at the end of 2016. The new editor of the oldest continuously published literary magazine in the country, is Nashville novelist Adam Ross.
Published Monday, 22 February 2016
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