12 March, 2013

AWP Recap

Over at the Huffington Post with 13 bests from AWP2013. Here are numbers 5 and 6 (below). The rest, over there.

5. Best Tribute to the Legacy of a Teacher: Derek Walcott. Nothing can beat the stories told by a students – even those in absentia, as Melissa Green was, while the teacher is still around to hear them. Bonus? Yusef Komunyakaa leaning forward to listen, hard.

6. Best Worst-Moment: a bouncer appearing at the bar of a hotel hosting 11,000 writers, and trying to prevent them from getting a drink. Not cool.

Also, here’s the visual of the Grub Street booth:

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The Books:

The Books:

On Sal Mal Lane

In the tradition of In the Time of the Butterflies and The Kite Runner, a tender, evocative novel about the years leading up to the Sri Lankan civil war.

A Disobedient Girl

A Disobedient Girl is a compelling map of womanhood, its desires and loyalties, set against the backdrop of beautiful, politically turbulent, Sri Lanka.


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