Posted on 12/04/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The dual Booker Prize continues to make waves in the media world. This time, it’s because of a BBC broadcaster...

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Tagged As: Awards, Diversity, Scandal

Posted on 12/02/2019 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Tomi Adeyemi burst onto the literary scene in spectacular fashion. Her YA novel Children of Blood and Bone has been...

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Posted on 11/22/2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A star-studded celebration of writer Toni Morrison took place last night in Manhattan’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Oprah...

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Posted on 11/06/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yesterday, newswire readers met Bernardine Evaristo, author of the Booker Prize-winning Girl, Woman, Other. Today, they can meet her acclaimed...

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Posted on 11/06/2019 at 07:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Ernest J. Gaines, who wrote many acclaimed novels about the struggles of rural African Americans, has passed away. NPR...

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Tagged As: Diversity, NPR, Obituary

Posted on 10/04/2019 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Ann Petry’s first book, The Street, became the first novel written by a black woman to sell more than a...

Posted on 09/21/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Merriam-Webster added over 530 words to its dictionary this past week. As usual, some were familiar to us — vacay,...

Tagged As: Diversity, Language, Politics

Posted on 09/11/2019 at 09:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The teen years were tough for many of us. But imagine you’re a black teen in 1963. You’re facing your...

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Posted on 08/29/2019 at 09:13 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A long-running science-fiction award has a new name this year. The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer is...

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Posted on 08/20/2019 at 01:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Do you think Tommy Orange is growing weary of awards yet? We ask because yesterday he received yet another honor:...

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Tagged As: Awards, Book lists, Diversity