Pulitzer Prize http://nwpr.org en In Mystery Series's W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror http://nwpr.org/post/mystery-seriess-wva-river-town-theres-no-escape-terror When writer Julia Keller talks, you notice a touch of West Virginia — it is, after all, her home state. Her accent may have faded a bit during her newspaper career in Chicago, so she says when she started thinking about writing crime novels, she was happy to hear the Appalachian voices coming out of her memory.<p>"I was probably the most surprised person of all when I chose to set my fiction in West Virginia," she says. "[I] hadn't lived here in a long time, didn't really know that it moved in my blood — if it did."<p>Turns out it did. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Noah Adams 48191 at http://nwpr.org In Mystery Series's W.Va. River Town, There's No Escape From Terror The Oregonian Wins Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing http://nwpr.org/post/oregonian-wins-pulitzer-prize-editorial-writing <p>The Oregonian newspaper is among this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners. The organization is being recognized for a series of editorials it published last year on Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System, also known as PERS.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:37:53 +0000 David Nogueras 44381 at http://nwpr.org The Oregonian Wins Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean' http://nwpr.org/post/alaskan-composer-wins-pulitzer-become-ocean <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/120995813/john-luther-adams" target="_blank">John Luther Adams</a>, whose music is inspired by — and sometimes <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAk527M-INA">performed in</a> — natural landscapes, has <a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/citation/2014-Music" target="_blank">won the Pulitzer Prize</a> for music for his symphonic work <em>Become Ocean<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGIEvUOf-JU"></a></em>. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:43:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 44468 at http://nwpr.org Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean' Lovebirds + String + Watering Can + Dog = Rube Goldberg Magic http://nwpr.org/post/lovebirds-string-watering-can-dog-rube-goldberg-magic Many people know Rube Goldberg as an adjective — a shorthand description for a convoluted device or contraption. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 10:53:00 +0000 editor 39551 at http://nwpr.org Lovebirds + String + Watering Can + Dog = Rube Goldberg Magic The Fun In 'Black-Haired Girl' Isn't The Plot — It's The People http://nwpr.org/post/fun-black-haired-girl-isnt-plot-its-people Robert Stone won the National Book Award in 1975, for his second novel, <em>Dog Soldiers</em>. Since then, he's twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and nominated for or the recipient of a florist's display of other honors. Recently, when I asked some writers and English professors at a party to name the best novel ever written about Hollywood, Stone's <em>Children of Light</em> was the top choice.<p>But when I mention Stone to non-writers, I get a blank. Maybe they know the name. They haven't read him. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Rosecrans Baldwin 37561 at http://nwpr.org The Fun In 'Black-Haired Girl' Isn't The Plot — It's The People Book News: Oscar Hijuelos Remembered As 'A Cultural Pioneer' http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-oscar-hijuelos-remembered-cultural-pioneer <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Novelist Oscar Hijuelos, whose book <em>The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love</em> made him the first Latino author to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, died on Saturday at age 62. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 35742 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Oscar Hijuelos Remembered As 'A Cultural Pioneer' 'Empire Falls' Author Richard Russo Gives E-Publishing A Try http://nwpr.org/post/richard-russo-gives-e-publishing-try Richard Russo, the writer who won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his book <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/140890899/empire-falls">Empire Falls</a>, published a new novel six months ago. If you're wondering how you missed it, it might be because Russo chose not to publish with a traditional publisher. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:05:00 +0000 editor 30170 at http://nwpr.org 'Empire Falls' Author Richard Russo Gives E-Publishing A Try What Does Electroshock Therapy Feel Like? http://nwpr.org/post/what-does-electroshock-therapy-feel <em>Part 1 of the </em>TED Radio Hour <em>episode <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/24/195193839/turning-points" target="_blank">Turning Points</a>. Watch Sherwin Nuland's other TEDTalk on <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/sherwin_nuland_on_hope.html" target="_blank">hope</a>. </em><p><strong>About Sherwin Nuland's TEDTalk</strong><p><a href="http://yalemedicine.yale.edu/winter2012/people/faculty/sherwin_nuland.profile">Sherwin Nuland</a> is a successful surgeon and author known for his bestselling books on the nature of life and death. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:12:00 +0000 editor 30122 at http://nwpr.org What Does Electroshock Therapy Feel Like?