Longlist Released for 2015 National Book Award for Poetry

Longlist Released for 2015 National Book Award for Poetry

The longlist of nominees for the National Book Award for Poetry have been released by the National Book Foundation. The nominees include two previous award winners, Terrance Hayes and Marilyn Hacker; the latter won forty years ago. The list also features Robin Coste Lewis, a debut poet. The nominees are:     Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay  Scattered at Sea by Amy Gerstler A Stranger’s Mirror: New and Selected Poems,1994-2014 by Marilyn Hacker How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes  The Beauty by Jane Hirshfield    Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis   Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón   Elegy for a Broken Machine by Patrick Phillips  Heaven by Rowan Ricardo Phillips  Mistaking Each Other for …

2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist Released

2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist Released

The Man Booker Prize’s 2015 longlist has been announced! Thirteen books have been chosen to compete for the United Kingdom’s most prestigious fiction prize. This year’s version includes three debut efforts, five American writers, and one former winner. Marilynne Robinson headlines the American contingent, which also includes literary agent Bill Clegg. Clegg is known for his tough negotiating as well as his memoirs, which detail his battles with substance abuse. Clegg’s novel, Did You Ever Have a Family, is his fiction debut. The only prior winner on the list is Anne Enright. Enright won the Man Booker in 2007 for The Gathering. …