Poet Laureate http://nwpr.org en Book News: Prize-Winning Mystery Writer Is Also A Murderer http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-prize-winning-mystery-writer-also-murderer <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li><p>When Alaric Hunt was chosen as the winner<em> </em>of a mystery-writing contest that comes with a publishing contract and a $10,000 advance, the judges didn't realize he was serving a life sentence for murder. Hunt wrote the novel, <em>Cuts Through Bone</em>, while incarcerated for starting a fire that killed a woman, Joyce Austin, as he was robbing a jewelry store. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:23:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 40051 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Prize-Winning Mystery Writer Is Also A Murderer Washington's Poet Laureate Wins Award For Book About Hanford http://nwpr.org/post/washingtons-poet-laureate-wins-award-book-about-hanford <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/091013AK_Flenniken_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington state’s poet laureate is one of the latest winners of the state’s Book Award.<p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:26:25 +0000 Anna King 33957 at http://nwpr.org Washington's Poet Laureate Wins Award For Book About Hanford Book News: Did A Missing Testicle Make J.D. Salinger A Recluse? http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-did-missing-testicle-make-jd-salinger-recluse <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Among the odder "revelations" coming out of a new J.D. Salinger biography is the claim that the author of <em>Catcher in the Rye</em> had <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/02/15-revelations-from-new-j-d-salinger-biography.html">only one testicle</a>. According to David Shields and Shane Salerno, the biography's authors, two women "independently confirmed" the story. They go on to posit that testicle-shame may have been one of the reasons he became such a recluse. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:30:00 +0000 editor 33680 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Did A Missing Testicle Make J.D. Salinger A Recluse? Book News: Iain Banks, 'Two Of Our Finest Writers,' Dies http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-iain-banks-two-our-finest-writers-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The Scottish novelist Iain Banks died on Sunday, according to his publisher. He wrote science fiction under the name Iain M. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:54:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 29050 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Iain Banks, 'Two Of Our Finest Writers,' Dies Washington’s Poet Laureate Reflects On Growing Up Near Hanford In New Book http://nwpr.org/post/washington-s-poet-laureate-reflects-growing-near-hanford-new-book <p>There is a lot written about the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in scientific journals, news articles and government reports. Now there is a book of poetry. The State of Washington&rsquo;s poet laureate recently released a book of remembrances about her hometown of Richland. It&rsquo;s called &ldquo;Plume.&rdquo; Kathleen Flenniken returned to southeast Washington for this visit with our correspondent Anna King.</p><p>We&rsquo;re on the shore of the Columbia River at a Richland park. A flotilla of students, in bright kayaks, paddle against the current.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 13:28:37 +0000 Anna King 10390 at http://nwpr.org Washington’s Poet Laureate Reflects On Growing Up Near Hanford In New Book