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This Saturday, not one, but TWO Big Read authors will be speaking at the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Marilynne Robinson will discuss her latest novel, Lila, while Louise Erdrich , who recently received the 2015 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, will reflect on her...
Two-time NEA Literature Fellow Marilyn Chin is a translator and novelist as well as a poet. She has received numerous awards and fellowships, in addition to her grants from the Arts Endowment, including Fulbright, Rockerfeller, and US Artists International Fellowships. Her most recent collection,...
We couldn't pick just one Notable Quotable from poet/playwright Claudia Rankine so here are a few.
Hear more from Azar Nafisi in this Art Works podcast . Visit the NEA stage at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 5 to hear from Nafisi live as part of the panel "Why Literature Matters: A Conversation about the Importance of the Imagination” with Jane Hirshfield and Jeff Brown.
A crowd-sourced post from our Facebook fans about their favorite fictional women.
A collection of thought-provoking quotes by women artists, from selected Art Works blogs and Art Works podcasts.
The NEA recently announced $275,000 in recommended grants to support translation projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Kathleen Heil is one of the 20 2016 NEA Literature Translation Fellows. Her grant will support the translation of a collection of Spanish short stories titled The...
New Literature Translation Fellow Maia Evrona talks about falling in love with the work of Yiddish poet Abraham Sutzkever.
A second edition of advice for artists taken from Art Talk interviews.
Located in Savannah, Georgia, Deep Center is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the literacy of low-income children through creative writing. The NEA recently awarded Deep Center an NEA Our Town grant to support Block by Block, a project that encourages students to use research and...

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