Friday, May 04, 2007

Short Takes

Recent interviews:
Mark Bixler, author of
THE LOST BOYS OF SUDAN, in Pine Magazine.


Recent awards:
SHORT STORIES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT is one of just twenty-eight "Best of the Best from University Presses" titles. This is a special recognition given by the American Library Association to books published by university presses in the preceeding year.

Follow-up to our April 16 Short Takes, in which we mentioned that the Georgia Review was a National Magazine Awards finalist:
They've won, edging out such publications as the New Yorker and Smithsonian to take the prize in the Essays category.

Vin Carretta was recently awarded the University of Maryland's Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize for his biography
EQUIANO, THE AFRICAN. This is the first time that someone in the Humanities has received the highest award for individual achievement given by the University. Carretta has also been granted a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at Queen Mary, University of London, for Spring 2008.

Recent reviews:
THE HANGING OF ANGELIQUE in the Feminist Review.

DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES OF GEORGIA AND THE SOUTHEAST in Ode News.

THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN MEMORY in Southern Cultures: "Renee Romano and Leigh Raiford's collection of essays on [this] subject is a powerful beginning to fill the void. . . . This collection will inspire its readers to rethink the complexities of this important chapter of U.S. history and of how the story of the Civil Rights Movement is being told and retold as the actual events move further into the past."

THE TRUE AND AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF JENNY DORSET in Bookyeti.

FAVORITE WILDFLOWER WALKS IN GEORGIA in Macon Magazine: "[The Nourse's] in-depth knowledge of the flowers and their superb skills as photographers make FAVORITE WILDFLOWER WALKS IN GEORGIA valuable as a reference book as well as a trail guide for anyone interested in native plants and floral photography."

ULTRA-TALK in Creative Loafing. Author David Kirby also recently wrote a story for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about a visit to Atlanta. There's more: Kirby's school, Florida State, has given him its distinguished teaching award.

We get blogged:
Mention of
THE UNABRIDGED DEVIL'S DICTIONARY in Library Thing.
Recommendation of THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICAN MEMORY in Southern Pasts.

Recommendation of
THE BLACK REEDS, as one of "five poetry collections you may not have read but certainly must," in Noctuary.