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2013-12-21 23:02:10

The Prize recognizes outstanding achievements of individuals and organizations that have developed innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. Winners receive cash awards of $2500. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 The National Book Foundation (NBF) is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Innovations in Reading Prize, which recognizes exceptional initiatives and programs designed to create and sustain a lifelong love of reading. NBF is seeking innovative...

Good Books Help You Read Minds
2013-10-04 10:01:02

[ Watch the Video: Literary Fiction Enhances Social Skills ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Skills essential to understanding other people's mental states and processing complex social relationships can be strengthened by reading literary fiction, according to a paper appearing in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science. PhD candidate David Comer Kidd and psychology professor Emanuele Castano, both of The New School for Social Research, conducted five...

2006-08-22 15:11:59

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - E.L. Doctorow and Stephen King are up against former presidential candidate Al Gore and a man who made a fortune writing about his dog for The Quills, a book prize that aims to bring some Oscar-style glitz to publishing. With no "Harry Potter" book published in the past year, there was no clear front runner for book of the year, which will be the chosen by the public in online voting from a list of nominees in 19 different categories. With...

2006-08-22 14:56:34

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - E.L. Doctorow and Stephen King are up against former presidential candidate Al Gore and a man who made a fortune writing about his dog for The Quills, a book prize that aims to bring some Oscar-style glitz to publishing. With no "Harry Potter" book published in the past year, there was no clear front runner for book of the year, which will be the chosen by the public in online voting from a list of nominees in 19 different categories. With...

2005-11-16 22:56:11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Didion won the prestigious National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday for her memoir on the death of her husband and the life they spent together. Didion wrote "The Year of Magical Thinking" about coming to terms with the sudden death of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, as she tended to her daughter's severe illness. Her daughter died after the book was completed. It was the first National Book Award for the 70-year-old writer of fiction and...

2005-11-16 22:09:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joan Didion won the National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday for her memoir on the death of her husband and the life they spent together. Didion wrote "The Year of Magical Thinking" about coming to terms with the sudden death of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, as she tended to her daughter's severe illness. Her daughter died after the book was completed. It was the first National Book Award for the writer who first gained national attention for her...

2005-09-20 12:44:18

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norman Mailer, one of America's most renowned and controversial authors, will be awarded a medal of honor for lifetime achievement by the National Book Foundation, the organization said on Tuesday. "Mailer has long been considered a major figure in postwar American literature whose innovative works of fiction and nonfiction have changed the landscape of American writing," said the foundation, which presents the National Book Awards. It will present the 2005 Medal...


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