October 2013

Bookmark This: Remembering Pulitzer Prize Winner Oscar Hijuelos

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos passed away this week. In this New York Times essay, the Cuban American novelist reflects on his lost childhood.

Writers' Reel: Man Booker Prize Winner Eleanor Catton

Recently announced Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton discusses the pitfall writers have of writing a plot-driven novel and losing the literary form. Eleanor explains how she set out to write her sprawling book, The Luminaries, as a challenge to tackle that struggle. 

Bookmark This: 22 Rules of Storytelling Visualized

Bookmark this list of 22 rules of storytelling visualized with Pixar animations from Fast Company. Here are a few of our favorites:

Writers' Reel: Storytelling in the Digital Age

Writer and producer Mark Boal, winner of the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Screenplay, discusses the making of Zero Dark Thirty with editors William Goldenberg and Dylan Tichenor at the Academy event "Turning the Page: Storytelling in the Digital Age.”

For more information on the 2013 PEN Center USA Literary Awards, click here.

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