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  • Golden Globes yard signs
    Posted on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    The Golden Globe nominations are out, and the winners will be announced January 7th. As usual, there are many literary adaptations for us to explore, beginning with two films in the “best motion picture” categories.

  • Joan Baez and Bob Dylan
    Posted on: Monday, October 17, 2016

    The times sure are a' changin' when the world's most prestigious prize for the written word goes to an American, let alone a rock 'n roller. Our lit blogger Tracy gives props to Bobby Dylan.

  • Cool Hand Luke poster
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 01, 2016

    The year 1967 brought the world one of the greatest prison movies ever made, and with it an Oscar for best supporting actor George Kennedy. Having passed away this past weekend (on the day of this year’s Oscars), it seems only fitting to remember this often overlooked character actor with a review of the movie that won him an Academy Award.

  • Books
    Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2016

    Our literature blogger Tracy likes literary prizes. Although she rarely predicts the winner, and is often disappointed, she feels the prizes generally do more good than harm. If nothing else, a prestigious literary prize keeps a (usually) good book in print, generates publicity, and hopefully sells a few more copies. Check out Tracy's picks for the gold medal.

  • Youth Media Awards
    Posted on: Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Every year, the American Library Association awards special recognition to excellent new books for children and teens. The most recognizable of these awards are the Caldecott, for the most distinguished picture book; the Newbery, for excellence in children's literature; and the Printz, for excellence in young adult literature.

  • Marlon James accepts award
    Posted on: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    Autumn is here, leaves are falling, and the literary world is humming with activity as the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Man Booker Prize and National Book Award have been handed out for 2015. It was shaping up to be the Year of the Woman, did it turn out that way? Tracy has the scoop for you. Dive right in! 

  • national book awrd medal
    Posted on: Monday, September 28, 2015

    Now that Great Britain’s Man Booker Prize committee has narrowed the list to six eligible works of fiction (the shortlist), we Yanks have gotten into the act with the recent announcement of the 2015 National Book Award Longlist for Fiction. It is quite an honor to make the list; publishers submitted a total of 419 books written by U.S. citizens and published in the U.S. for consideration. Follow me, Dive Right In, on the Dog-Eared Blog, and I’ll keep you up to date on the exciting results. 

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