A Giant Giveaway Gets Even Bigger!

October 20th, 2011

OMG, you guys. Your stories! Your kids in need! I wanted to help EVERYONE, and I only had this one box of books. Luckily, there’s the internet. I asked, and you answered: other literary agents, authors, my own clients, and more have volunteered their own boxes of books. I can’t promise that EVERY needy library […]

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Giant Giveaway!

October 19th, 2011

The other night, Rexroth came down to my home office for a conversation. As we were talking, however, I couldn’t help but notice his eyes glancing behind me to the bookshelf of client materials I keep on hand. “Those shelves are going to collapse. Soon,” he predicted. And, looking behind me, I couldn’t help but […]

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Wishing Time

October 18th, 2011

It’s been a wild, crazy couple of days here at the Unfeasible/Implausible household, and I’m afraid my mind’s not completely on publishing business or news (though I was pleased to read Lauren Myracle’s first interview post-NBA controversy with Vanity Fair). So, tangentially related to the question of awards, I’m turning this post over to you: […]

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A NBA Update

October 17th, 2011

This morning, the supremely classy Lauren Myracle withdrew her novel Shine from consideration for the National Book Award, after being asked to by the National Book Foundation. Why? Because they f’ed up and misheard “Shine” when the judge called in to nominate “Chime”, and the NBF couldn’t bear to stand by their earlier decision to […]

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The National Book Awards f-up

October 13th, 2011

As you may have heard, the finalists for the National Book Award were announced yesterday, and for the first time, six finalists were announced as contenders for the Award in the category of Young People’s Literature. That is, FIVE titles were announced during the press conference, with a sixth added later. Why? What happened? Well, […]

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