Pulitzers + Oranges + Interviews + More

The 2009 Pulitzer Prizes were announced this week. Elizabeth Strout won for her story collection Olive Kitteridge about an overweight, unglamorous, middle American woman.

The Orange Prize nominees were announced. The Orange Prize is a UK literary award given to a woman who has written the best novel in the past year. Three American writers were named including Marilynne Robinson who was nominated for her novel Home.

Novelist and professor of creative writing Tayari Jones talks about revision and the young writer.

Maud Newton interviews The Book of Night Women author Marlon James.

And I'm wishing good luck to Erik Hollis from Tucson who competes in the Poetry Out Loud nationals this weekend and Want Chyi who defends her MFA thesis, a novel, today at ASU.

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