PEN Award finalists announced

From today’s Washington Post, written by Marissa Newhall: Books by Sherman Alexie, Barbara Kingsolver, Lorraine M. López, Lorrie Moore and Colson Whitehead are finalists for the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Tuesday. Alexie’s short-story collection “War Dances” and Kingsolver’s historical novel “The Lacuna” are in contention for the $15,000 prize alongContinue reading “PEN Award finalists announced”

Wrestle with life, then grow and learn

Wrestle with life, then grow and learnPublished: Friday, February 19, 2010 9:11 AM US/easternBy NATHAN DAY WILSON Wrestling with life, while always difficult and sometimes traumatic, is both unavoidable and, more importantly, necessary because wrestling with life helps us develop vision in life as well as expectations. Wrestling with life gives us insight as wellContinue reading “Wrestle with life, then grow and learn”