Book Bits Xtra: Call for Submissions for PEN American 2014 Literary Awards
The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, or poetry. Until December 16, 2013, PEN will be accepting submissions and nominations for the following awards for the 2014 awards cycle.
- News: Western University commits $1.5 million to Alice Munro Chair in Creativity – “Yesterday, while Alice Munro was being presented with the Nobel Prize for Literature, Western University in London, Ontario, announced it will honour the author with a new chair for its faculty of arts and humanities.” Quill & Quire
- News: ‘Stoner’ Created Little Buzz In 1965, by Annalisa Quinn – But Ignites In 2013 – While the novel sold only 2,000 copies when it first came out, “through a mysterious, even alchemical process, Stoner became one of the most talked-about books of 2013.” NPR