February 24, 2016
I bet you thought we forgot about the Daphne Awards. No, it was always gnawing at the back of my head, hey, this isn't done, do the thing, but last year was nuts, we had an award chair go awol, and shit happens.
NEVER FEAR, ENJOY OUR GLORIOUS RETURN.
We'll be announcing the winners of the 2015 Daphne Awards at Politics and Prose this Saturday, 6pm, in Washington DC. More info here. I'm told we are not allowed to burn Saul Bellow in effigy.
We will be doing a giveaway of five bundles of all three winning books, this will be an online thing this time. So more info on that soon. Thank you to Abebooks.com for supplying the books and being a sponsor for the award.
Here are the nominees, place your bets for the victory circle now:
An Area of Darkness by VS Naipaul
Giordano Bruno by Frances Yates
Shadow and Act by Ralph Ellison
A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir
Bastard by Violette Leduc
Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe
The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy
The Ravishing of Lol Stein by Marguerite Duras
Albert Angelo by BS Johnson
The Passion According to GH by Clarice Lispector
Short Friday by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Language by Jack Spicer
77 Dream Songs by John Berryman
The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan
Lunch Poems by Frank O’Hara
O Taste & See by Denise Levertov
The Dead Lecturer Poems by LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka
February 11, 2016
If you're out and around North Brooklyn tonight, brave the winds and join us at WORD Bookstore in Greenpoint. Author and brilliant Bookslut stalwart Mairead Case will be celebrating her recent novel from featherproof books, See You in the Morning, with readings by Jessa Crispin and Selah Saterstrom, and a short film from Chicago-based artist Danielle Campbell.
126 Franklin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222