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Marguerite Higgins hits ‘Red Beach’. Higgins was the only woman among six reporters honored in 1951 for covering the Korean War. The Pulitzer jury noted: 'She is entitled to special consideration by reason of being a woman, since she had to work under unusual dangers.' In 1951 the Pulitzer Prize Board made an unprecedented decision: It awarded six separate prizes for International Reporting. The occasion was the outbreak of the Korean War. All the winners had gone to cover it. The six were…

Slipping downstairs at cocktail hour, the ambience in the lounge is humming with a vibrant blue, but in the library it’s all a lot more studious and relaxing. The Hotel Pulitzer is worthy of a nomination for a prize of it’s own...

from Mail Online

Sylvia Plath in love: A mesmerising portrait of the tragic poet as a young, sexually uninhibited sun-loving party girl - told by the lovers she discarded for Ted Hughes

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived together first in the United States and then England. After suffering from depression from the age of 20 and a marital separation, Plath committed suicide in 1963. Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry. In 1982, she became the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, for The Collected Poems.

Alice Childress: was an American playwright, actor, and author, who was one of the first African-American women to have work professionally produced on the New York stage. ◦Among her literary works are Those Other People (1989) and A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich (1973). Also, she wrote a screenplay for the 1978 film based on A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ but a Sandwich. Her 1979 novel A Short Walk was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

By Pulitzer Prize winning FSU professor. "Robert Quinlan is a seventy-year-old historian teaching at Florida State University, where his wife Darla is also tenured. Their marriage, forged in the fervor of anti-Vietnam War protests, now bears the fractures of time, both personal and historical, with the couple trapped in an existence of morning coffee and solitary jogging and separate offices." Presented at the Miami Book Fair International 2016.

from the Guardian

Donna Tartt: Is this the year of The Goldfinch?

Fabritius's portrait of a goldfinch is central to the novel. Photograph: Francis G Mayer/Corbis

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1965 was awarded to Mikhail Sholokhov "for the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, he has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people".

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Newbery Award Winners by Grade Level

from the Guardian

Exxon's climate lie: 'No corporation has ever done anything this big or bad'

Bill McKibben: The truth of Exxon’s complicity in global warming must to be told - how they knew about climate change decades ago but chose to help kill our planet

a pull-no-punches panel on writing about race, a subject championed by moderator Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Island resident, and a separate conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winners Geraldine Brooks of West Tisbury and summer resident Junot Diaz, a top-rate literary mind and a bring-it-on brawler for the rights of immigrants and society’s underserved.Diaz-Brooks-5_1.jpg