Macalester Professor Wins Booker Prize For FictionMarlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and expletive-laden novel based on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley. Michael Wood, chairman of the judging panel, said "A Brief History of Seven Killings" was "the most exciting book on the list" and a novel full of the "sheer pleasure" of language. He said it had been the unanimous choice of the five judges.
Mankato Writer Releases Horror Fiction Publication An English instructor at Minnesota State University instructor has produced a literary magazine that focuses on the horror genre. Colin Scharf teamed up with a fellow writer based in Colorado to release "Spooklights," which was published in August.
Student Writing Centers Buttress Skills Corroded By Social MediaNational studies show our kids are flunking when it comes to a basic skill -- being able to write.