MacDowell Colony to name library after James Baldwin
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's top artist colonies is naming its library after James Baldwin.
The MacDowell Colony announced Wednesday that the James Baldwin Library will be dedicated Nov. 4, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Poet Kevin Young and educator-writer Florence Ladd are scheduled to speak at the ceremony.
Baldwin, who died in 1987, was known for such classic works as "The Fire Next Time" and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." He was a MacDowell resident in 1954, 1957 and 1960.
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning novelists Jesmyn Ward and N. Scott Momaday are among this year's winners of Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, given for works that highlight race and diversity.
Le Guin, Chernow among nominees for PEN literary awards
NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ursula K. Le Guin is among the finalists for a PEN America literary award.
Le Guin, who died earlier this week at age 88, is a nominee for the best book of essays. She was cited for her collection "No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters." Others up for awards include Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kevin Young for the best book of 2017 and Ron Chernow, author of "Grant," for biography.
Hoaxes, frauds and forgeries have long held an appeal in popular culture — and even when the curtain is drawn back and the fakery revealed, those narratives retain plenty of power. Films such as “F for Fake,” “Shattered Glass” and “The Hoax” have earned plenty of acclaim over the years; the forthcoming musical “The Greatest Showman” takes as its subject the life of P.T. Barnum.