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An excerpt from an October 15, 2009 interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo at the New York State Writers Institute (www.albany.edu Richard Russo, novelist, son of Gloversville, NY, and Pulitzer Prize-winner for "Empire Falls" (2001), is widely regarded as the most important writer about "Main St., USA" since Sherwood Anderson and Sinclair Lewis. Russo's other novels include "Nobody's Fool" (1993), which was adapted for the screen starring Paul Newman, "The Risk Pool" (1988) and "Mohawk" (1986).
English subtitles courtesy of Matt Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org. Special thanks to Jaewon Lee Profile * Movie: The Bridge at Nogunri (early working title) / A Little Pond * Revised romanization: Jageun Yeonmot * Hangul: 작은 연못 * Director: Sang-woo Lee * Writers: Sang-woo Lee, Bang Jun-Seok * Producer: Eun Lee * Cinematographer Jin-woong Choi * Premiere: October 8, 2009 (14th Pusan International Film Festival) * Release Date: April 15, 2010 * Runtime: 86 minutes * Production Budget: US$ 2.5 M * Language: Korean * Country: South Korea Plot From the Pulitzer Prize winning novel called, "The Bridge at No Gun Ri: A Hidden Nightmare from the Korean War" the film entitled, "A Little Pond (2009)" is a story of the massacre of innocent South Korean civilians by US forces joined by novice re-enforcements from Tokyo, during the very early stages of the Korean War of 1950 to 1953, the details of which had been covered up for 50 years. The film portrays the events that take place involving South Koreans going about their day unsuspecting of the horrible tragedy to unfold. One scene shows young people readying for an upcoming singing contest. The North Koreans are pushing the US army to the south with heavy energy. As the battle nears the town of Joguri, the US army orders approximately 500 villagers of all ages from the town to flee for their lives. They do as commanded, settling in makeshift camps along the way, believing they are under full protection of the US army. Without ...
Award-winning columnist tackles tough issues head-onMilwaukee Journal SentinelPitts published his first novel, "Before I Forget," in March 2009. Now in its third printing, the book tells the story of a 49-year-old man with early-onset ...and more »
North Shore SundayPulitzer Prize for fiction goes to amazed North Shore novelistNorth Shore SundayFellowship winners were announced a week after the Harding won the Pulitzer, but unlike the Pulitzer, Harding was informed before the public announcement. ...and more »
75th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Prize Winners AnnouncedPR-CANADA.net (press release)Her collection American Sublime was a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Born in New York City and raised in Washington, DC, Alexander is the 2007 winner of the ...
Brian d'Arcy James Will Rejoin Normal Cast in MayPlaybill.comBrian d'Arcy James, who created the role of Dan Goodman in the original Off-Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal ...and more »
AWARDS SEASON: Wash. Examiner's Beeler wins OPC Thomas Nast honorWashington Post (blog)Politico's Matt Wuerker picked up his Herblock Prize last week days after being named a Pulitzer finalist. "Cul de Sac" creator Richard Thompson is up for ...and more »
Richard Russo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Born in Johnstown and raised in nearby Gloversville, he earned a Bachelor's degree, a Master of Fine Arts degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona, which he attended from 1967 through 1979. He was teaching in the English department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale when his first novel, Mohawk was published. Much of his work has been semi-autobiographical, from his upbringing in upstate New York to his time teaching Literature at Colby College. He now lives and writes in Camden, Maine. His books include: * 1986 Mohawk (Vintage Books) * 1988 The Risk Pool (Random House) * 1993 Nobody's Fool (Random House) * 1997 Straight Man (Random House) * 2001 Empire Falls (Alfred A. Knopf) * 2002 The Whore's Child and Other Stories (Alfred A. Knopf) * 2007 Bridge of Sighs (Alfred A. Knopf) * 2009 That Old Cape Magic (Random House)
92Y Main Reading Series: www.92y.org March 12, 2009: Rae Armantrout reads from Versed (amzn.to which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2010: nyti.ms Young Literary Salon: Are you 35 or younger? A limited number of tickets are available to each Reading Series event for just $10. See them all here: www.92y.org Follow 92Y on Twitter: Twitter.com on Facebook: Facebook Read more on the 92Y Blog: Blog.92Y.org
Complete video at: fora.tv Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel remembers fallen soldier Duncan Crookston, a 19-year-old who died five months after being severely injured by an explosively formed penetrator (EFP). "We reach the point where the question occurs, was this worth it? Did the surge work? Was the war won?" says Finkel. ----- During a visit to Australia in 2007, then President George W. Bush was asked how the war in Iraq was progressing. He was overheard answering, "We're kicking ass." But how were the soldiers who were fighting the war faring? In this extraordinary talk at the Perth Writers Festival, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Finkel discusses his book The Good Soldiers. It is an unflinching account of the eight months in 2007 he spent embedded in US army infantry 2-16, a battalion based in Baghdad. Finkel chronicles how he formed bonds with the soldiers and observed close-up how the war changed them. He details the difficult decisions he faced when writing the book, and how the troops and their families have reacted to reading it. Warning: This talk contains some coarse language. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation David Finkel is a staff writer for The Washington Post, for which he has worked as a journalist since 1990. In 2006 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for a series of articles he wrote on the US Government's attempts to bring democracy to Yemen. He has been a war correspondent for The Washington Post in ...
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Pulitzer Prize winners for 2010ReutersMusic - Violin Concerto by Jennifer Higdon (Lawdon Press), which premiered on February 6, 2009, in Indianapolis, which combines flowing lyricism with ...2010 Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, artsThe Associated PressPulitzer Prize Awarded to Broadway Play 'Next to Normal'DNAinfoPulitzer-Winning Next to Normal to Play TorontoPlaybill.comToronto Star -Varietyall 579 news articles »
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Evan Osnos talks about a viral video that made Chinese citizens stand up; Nigeriatown in Guangzhou; and other signs of a new China. Chicago, May 1, 2009. For more info click here: www.asiasociety.org
The Universitys 2009 centenary celebrations were rounded off with the launch of a 12-minute video artwork called Centenary Portraits. It was filmed on 20 May in Royal Fort Gardens using an ultra-high-definition camera. The film was made by Terry Flaxton, an award-winning video artist and cinematographer who is an Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Research Fellow in the Department of Drama: Film, Theatre, Television. The work uses cutting-edge technology but also draws on the traditions of both Victorian photography and 18th-century portraiture. The music is The Chairman Dances by the Pulitzer prize-winning American composer, John Adams.
The mission of the Boston Book Festival is to celebrate the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding an annual Festival that highlights the importance of literacy and literature in our culture. For the inaugural Boston Book Festival in 2009, more than 12000 readers of all ages from across Greater Boston and New England came to Copley Square and The Boston Public Library, Old South Church and Trinity Church to attend talks and sessions by more than 90 world-renowned authors and presenters including a Nobel Prize winner, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, a two-time Caldecott Medal Winner, a former US Poet Laureate, and dozens of New York Times bestselling authors. More than 40 local businesses and nonprofit organizations showcased their goods and services, and music groups performed live in the bustling Copley Square street fair. The 2nd annual Boston Book Festival will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010. For more information, please visit our website at www.bostonbookfest.org. Video Production by Paula Aguilera, Jonathan Williams, The Boston Phoenix, WGBH Photography by: Norman Lang, Matt Teuten, Mike Ritter
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Douglas A. Blackmon delivered the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture on Jan. 19 at the Vanderbilt Law School. The title of his talk was, A Persistent Past: Reckoning with Race and History in the Age of Obama. Blackmon, senior national correspondent and former Atlanta bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (Doubleday). The book began with an article Blackmon wrote for the Journal revealing that US Steel had relied on forced black laborers in Alabama coal mines in the early 20th Century.
A talk given in Session 3 "How Can We Use Finite Resources To Propel Ourselves In The Future?" of TEDxTokyo 2009, held on May 22 at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. Renee Byer: Pulitzer Prize Winning Photojournalist, on the story telling power of photography About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Bobby C welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winning author Ira Berkow to the Open set to discuss "the greatest game ever played," baseball. Bobby asks Berkow, who covers the New York Yankees, his thoughts on the acquisition of Curtis Granderson, the Bronx Bombers most recent World Series Title, his thoughts on the greatest all around Yankee of all time, and memories of his past experiences writing about the pinstripes. He also discussed his latest book, titled "Summers in the Bronx: Attila the Hun and Other Yankee Stories," in book stores now.
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scene-stealers.com Eric Melin and guest host Trevan McGee (from InkKC.com) review the bleak new Cormac McCarthy adaptation The Road. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road was directed by John Hillcoat and follows a father (Viggo Mortensen) and son (Kodi McPhee) as they journey across a scorched Earth after the apocalypse. Does it live up to the emotional heights of the book? Is it a paean to fatherhood or a numbing exercise in depression? Find out in this review of The Road with clips from the movie.
Please check out www.antoniocassone.blogspot.com - 'In Memoriam' is a series recognizing those artists, athletes, world citizens and even a few choice pets and a wavering crook here and there, who left their mark on the world and passed on this year. Arranged primarily by date, this webisode pays tribute to those who passed on this past April, but their legacy and life's works no matter how long or short, touched so many in a variety of ways. IN MEMORIAM 2009 - April Lou Perryman, American actor - Sunrise: August 15, 1941 ~ Sunset: April 1, 2009 Duane Jarvis, American singer-songwriter - Sunrise: August 22, 1957 ~ Sunset: April 1, 2009 Gonzalo Olave, Chilean actor - Sunrise: December 29, 1983 ~ Sunset: April 4, 2009 Rocco Marabito, American Pulitzer Prize winning photographer - Sunrise: November 2, 1920 ~ Sunset: April 5, 2009 Mari Trini, Spanish pop singer & actress - Sunrise: July 12, 1947 ~ Sunset: April 6, 2009 David "Pop" Winans, American gospel singer - Sunrise: April 20, 1934 ~ Sunset: April 7, 2009 Jane Bryan, American actress - Sunrise: June 11, 1919 ~ Sunset: April 8, 2009 Nick Adenhart, American baseball player - MLB - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ~ Sunrise: August 24, 1986 ~ April 9, 2009 Randy Cain, American singer ("The Delfonics") - Sunrise: May 2, 1945 ~ Sunset: April 9, 2009 Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, American writer, educator and critical theorist; pioneer of queer/gender studies; material culture and the definition of sexuality - Sunrise: May 1, 1950 ...
Pulitzer Prize winning author Annette Gordon-Reed appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law at New York Law School since 1992 and winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" (2008), is one of the country's most distinguished presidential scholars. Her first book was the acclaimed "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy" (1997); it was described by The New Yorker as "brilliant." In "Race on Trial: Law and Justice in American History" (2002), she edited 12 original essays that illustrate how race often determined the outcome of trials and how trials that confront issues of racism provide a unique lens on American cultural history. Gordon-Reed lives in New York.
Lynn Nottage (Winner Of The 2009 Pulitzer Prize For Drama)York College talks to Lynn Nottage, author of "Fabulation: or the re-Education of Undine". This madcap comedic fable set in present-day New York by the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage, follows the super-successful Undine as her life unexpectedly disintegrates into a world of drugs, prison, and poverty, forcing her to confront the most terrifying person she knows: Herself!
An excerpt from an interview with journalist, historian, and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Douglas Blackmon who appeared at the New York State Writers Institute on September 24, 2009.
Jon Meacham, author and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Jon Meacham's latest book, "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House," won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for biography. Meacham is also the editor of Newsweek, where he began as a writer in 1995. His "American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers and the Making of a Nation" was published in 2006 and became New York Times and Washington Post best-sellers. He has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times Book Review and The Washington Post Book World. In 2001, he edited "Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement," a collection of distinguished nonfiction about the midcentury struggle against Jim Crow. He lives in New York.
Ledger Live for Wednesday October 21st, 2009 - Ledger Live with Brian Donohue. On today's show: Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz returns to his native New Jersey, speaking with college students and talking about why the Garden State produces such great art.
The International Museum of Women in partnership with the World Affairs Council presents a conversation with Nicholas Kristof on his latest work, Half the Sky. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Kristof has written widely on global health, poverty and gender issues in the developing world, with particular attention in recent years to issues in Darfur, Sudan. This discussion will focus on the imperative for global action on the empowerment of women, exploring the connections between economic progress and unleashing women's potential. Half the Sky is described as "a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world.
10/11/09 interview with author and journalist Liz Trotta. She's right, the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize have become a farce. Even liberals are agreeing www.youtube.com . The reporters even gasped when the Nobel Prize winner was announced in Norway www.youtube.com . Look at Katie Couric winning the Walter Cronkite Award for taking media bias to media activism. Them there Aussie are smarter than Americans blogs.news.com.au . I'mtired of people that condemn Fox because they feel that the media should have 100% bias to the left like Venezuela. They must think they're Hugo Chavez. That's typical liberal reverse logic, not knowing the facts, listening to nothing but liberal bias their entire lives and demonizing everyone that disagrees. Yeah, programmed robots like the robots that think they'll go to heaven by killing women and children of other religions. I guess constantly harassing the people you disagree with is the next step toward the type of government they want. In Russia where Putin controlled the media, he had an 80% approval rating. It makes you wonder if people can think for themselves. I listened to that liberal bias for 50 years and never did buy off on it. I've never groked the logic that America was so evil in Vietnam yet when the left got their way and three million were slaughtered and people took to the sea in make shift rafts with little chance of survival, the left didn't bat an eye. Or the logic that we are so evil for waterboarding three high level Al ...
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels "Gilead" (2004) -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize --and "Housekeeping" (1980) and two books of nonfiction, "Mother Country" and "The Death of Adam." She has written articles and book reviews for Harper's, The Paris Review and The New York Times Book Review. Her latest novel is "Home" (2008), a National Book Award finalist. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Iowa.
Fiction author and 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Junot Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and is the author of the short-story collection "Drown" and the novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" (hardback 2007, paperback 2008), which won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times said the novel is "so original it can only be described as Mario Vargas Llosa meets 'Star Trek' meets David Foster Wallace meets Kanye West." Diaz's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, "Best American Short Stories" (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), "Pushcart Prize XXII" and "The O'Henry Prize Stories 2009."
A guide to Home-Scale Permaculture - Toby Hemenway, author of Gaias Garden A guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Tobys book (for the past 6 years) has been the worlds best-selling book on permaculture, a design approach based on ecology for creating sustainable landscapes, homes, communities, and workplaces. He is also an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State University, Scholar in Residence at Pacific University, and a biologist consultant for the Biomimicry Guild. Toby teaches, consults, and lectures on permaculture and ecological design throughout the US and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as: Whole Earth Review, Natural Home, and Kitchen Gardener. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is developing sites and resources for urban sustainability. Make plans to purchase your copy of Gaias Garden at the Roundup. Toby Hemenway will be our Friday keynote speaker. Tobys talk is titled, How Permaculture Can Save Humanity and the Earth, but not Civilization and will explain what permaculture is and how it can help us to live sustainably. Pulitzer-prize winning author Jared Diamond calls it the worst mistake in the history of the human race. Founder of permaculture Bill Mollison says it can destroy whole landscapes. Are they describing nuclear energy? Suburbia? Coal mining? No. They are talking about agriculture.Its not just that farming in its current industrial manifestation is destroying topsoil and biodiversity ...
If newspapers die, so what? If newspapers die what difference does it make? Will TV and the Net make up the difference? If we lose newspapers, will we also lose the news? Alex Jones thinks we will. Is he right? Alex Jones is a Pulitzer Prize winner, the author of Losing the News and Director of Harvards Shorenstein Center. James Goodale, former Vice Chairman of The New York Times, hosts. 10/4/09
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Haynes Johnson appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Haynes Johnson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a best-selling author and a television commentator. He has reported on every president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Bill Clinton. In 1966 Johnson won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished national reporting of the civil rights struggle in Selma, Ala. Haynes Johnson is the author of national best-sellers such as "Sleepwalking Through History," "The Bay of Pigs" and "The Landing," his first novel. Johnson's latest work is "The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election" (2009), which he wrote with Dan Balz.
The University of Washington community welcomes the entering class of 2009 at the 26th Annual Freshman Convocation. UW President Mark A. Emmert presides over the ceremony, featuring an address by two-time Pulitzer prize winning editorial cartoonist David Horsey, who received his BA in Communications from the University of Washington in 1976.
The Color Purple October 27 - November 1, 2009 Arsht Center, Miami, THE COLOR PURPLE is a soul-stirring musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the Oscar-nominated film by Steven Spielberg. It is the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie, who triumphs over tremendous odds to find joy in life, and her true inner beauty.
Pulitzer Prize winner Jeffrey Marx visits Nestor Aparicio at the WNST.net studios to discuss his new book on Brian Kinchen called "The Long Snapper."
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www.catwestend.com Following its sold-out run on Broadway, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Pulitzer Prize-winning classic CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF will be opening in Londons West End in December this year. Featuring a dynamic cast led by Academy Award® nominee and two-time Tony winner JAMES EARL JONES, Tony Award® winner PHYLICIA RASHAD, Olivier Award winner ADRIAN LESTER and Tony Award® nominee SANAA LATHAN...
Centre Easts 2009-2010 season kicks off Sept. 25 with Marshall Crenshaw and wraps up May 22 with One Man Star Wars Trilogy. In between, there are more than two dozen performances including Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner in FDR; Grammy Award-winners Shawn Colvin and Bruce Hornsby, Pulitzer Prize-winner Bob Woodard, the phenomenal Frank Sinatra, Jr. Valentines Weekend; the premiere of Thodos Dance Chicagos Fosse Trilogy; and the Broadway smash-hit Russian Circus Aga-Boom. All performances take place at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd. For tickets or more information call 847-673-6300 or visit northshorecenter.org. Groups of 15 or more, call GroupTix: 877-4-GRP-TIX (877-447-7849).
Centre Easts 2009-2010 season kicks off Sept. 25 with Marshall Crenshaw and wraps up May 22 with One Man Star Wars Trilogy. In between, there are more than two dozen performances including Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner in FDR; Grammy Award-winners Shawn Colvin and Bruce Hornsby, Pulitzer Prize-winner Bob Woodard, the phenomenal Frank Sinatra, Jr. Valentines Weekend; the premiere of Thodos Dance Chicagos Fosse Trilogy; and the Broadway smash-hit Russian Circus Aga-Boom. All performances take place at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie IL. For more info: call 847-673-6300 or visit northshorecenter.org. Groups of 15 or more, call GroupTix: 877-4-GRP-TIX (877-447-7849).
BROADCAST- DEMOCRACY NOW We remember the author Frank McCourt, who died Sunday at the age of seventy-eight. McCourt was best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angelas Ashes. The book chronicles McCourts poverty-ridden childhood in Brooklyn and Ireland, a childhood he said he felt lucky to have survived. McCourt published the book after a thirty-year career as a New York City schoolteacher, which he also chronicled in a later memoir, Teacher Man. We speak with Frank McCourts younger brother, actor and writer Malachy McCourt. RIP FRANK McCOURT WHO DIED JULY 19,2009 IN NEW YORK CITY AT THE AGE OF 78 YEARS OLD, HE DIED OF MELANOMA. FAIR USE NOTICE: These pages/video may contain copyrighted (© ) material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of ecological, POLITICAL, HUMAN RIGHTS, economic, DEMOCRACY, scientific, MORAL, ETHICAL, and SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES, etc. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 USC Section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior general interest in receiving similar information for research and education