Pulitzer Prize Preview: First a rant, then some predictions

This piece originally appeared in my column for Huffington Post on April 8, 2014. First, a rant: Every year, the Pulitzer Prize Board announces the nominees and winners in mid-April. The nominees and winners are announced the same day. There is no Nominations Day followed a few weeks or months later by Announcement Day. There is only […]


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Ann Kingman on Project Short Story

Note: This piece originally appeared in my column for Huffington Post on April 29, 2013. With George Saunders’ Tenth of December (Random House) and Karen Russell’s Vampires in the Lemon Grove (Knopf) already drawing strong praise from literary critics and several other short story collections inching toward publication this summer and fall, short stories are looking to make a big comeback this year. Popular […]

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Penguin Classics series gets an ‘A’

If you count books, typography and collections among your most intense obsessions, then hang onto your serifs! Today, Penguin Classics is releasing the first six volumes of its new Penguin Drop Caps series of hardcover classics: A Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, B Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, C Willa Cather’s My Antonia, D Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, E George Eliot’s Middlemarch, and F Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. (Madame Bovary is […]

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