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LONDON | US writers Kushner, Powers in running for Man Booker Prize

LONDON  — The Man Booker Prize is set to be awarded to one of six finalists, including a gritty story set in a women’s prison, a novel in verse about a divided America and an environmental epic that has been likened to “Moby Dick” for trees. U.S. novelist Rachel Kushner‘s “The Mars Room,” U.K. poet … Continue reading LONDON | US writers Kushner, Powers in running for Man Booker Prize

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Thurber House announces 2018 finalists for humor prize

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber has announced the finalists for the country’s top humor writing prize. Thurber House, the boyhood home of Thurber, serves as a literary center and museum in Columbus. Each year, it awards the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Comedian Trevor Noah won last year for … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Thurber House announces 2018 finalists for humor prize

NEW YORK | Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists

NEW YORK — Tayari Jones‘ “An American Marriage” and Tommy Orange’s “There, There,” two of the year’s most talked-about novels, are on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Other books announced Friday by the National Book Foundation include Lauren Groff’s “Florida,” Brandon Hobson’s “Where the Dead Sit Talking” and Jennifer Clement’s “Gun Love.” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tayari Jones and Tommy Orange among book award finalists

NEW YORK | 4 past men’s finalists try to get back to another at US Open

NEW YORK — Two wins from being the first men’s repeat champion at the U.S. Open in a decade, Rafael Nadal meets Juan Martin del Potro in one semifinal. Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori play in the other matchup Friday. All four players are past finalists at Flushing Meadows, the first time that’s happened at … Continue reading NEW YORK | 4 past men’s finalists try to get back to another at US Open

Missouri News: Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalists Named for 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Seven Missouri educators have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year award: Julie Ellis, Montgomery Co. R-II (English language arts, Montgomery Co. High School) Amber Galiher, West Plains R-VII (kindergarten, West Plains Elementary) Elizabeth Hart, Belton 124 (special education, Kentucky Trail Elementary) Jean Lawson, Springfield R-XII … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalists Named for 2019