Lost In the System/ "Lighting the World," the new novel by Merle Drown, is actually an old novel, one that explores the mysteries of what has become a familiar sort of tragedy. MANCHESTER, N.H., April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Some novels slide right into the zeitgeist of their times, and some novels have to wait. Count "Lighting the World," the powerful new novel by...
Is It True Yet?/ Can a notorious insulting gesture speak some sort of truth? It does in "Read Between the Lines," the adventurous new YA novel from Jo Knowles. MANCHESTER, N.H., April 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One day eleven years ago, Jo Knowles-the Young Adult novelist who also teaches in Southern New Hampshire University's low-residency MFA in Fiction...
The Empathy Lady/ Celebrated essayist Leslie Jamison, who is on the longlist for a PEN Literary Award, has struck a tricky balance between her privacy and the shared emotion she has come to represent. MANCHESTER, N.H., March 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Last week finalists were announced for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. "For some writers," said Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN American...
Never To Disappear / A new book by Southern New Hampshire MFA grad Elizabeth Rush is a love letter to what was once Asia's most cosmopolitan city, soon to be changed forever. MANCHESTER, NH, N.H., March 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elizabeth Rush's father, visiting his daughter in Myanmar in 2011, couldn't understand why the young writer and photojournalist so loved a...
Choice, Conseqence, and Redemption MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Several months after Wiley Cash won a second Gold Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association—this one for his novel "This Dark Road to...
The Latest In a Series of Love Affairs/"Holy Fool," the debut novel by Kenneth Butler, owes a little something to Sinatra, perhaps, but more to the creative--and spiritual--passion of its author. MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- They're like a series of love affairs, the various events that led to the publication last month of "Holy Fool," the novel that had also been...
Great Artistry Brought to Bear: Chinelo Okparanta is short-listed for the Etisalat Prize as she joins the faculty of Southern New Hampshire University's MFA in Fiction and Nonfiction program. MANCHESTER, NH, Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chinelo Okparanta arrived with an impressive new credential when she joined the faculty of Southern New Hampshire University's Low-Residency MFA in...
A Couple of Good Risks: Two acclaimed authors of Young Adult novels--Robin Wasserman and Diane Les Becquets--sign deals on Publisher's Row for adult literary fiction MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two award-winning Young Adult novelists—both of them faculty members in Southern New Hampshire University's low-residency MFA in Fiction and...
Pacing, Patience, and Practice: Southern New Hampshire University Pushcart Prize nominee Sarah E. Caouette used a Hemingway short story and an MFA program's community of high-achieving writers to find her identity as an artist MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Among all our art forms, the practice of literature is perhaps our most solitary. For some, that's part of its appeal. That would be the case with...
It's Your Story MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- So a writer walks into a bar . . . and with that a story begins—as was the case in the most literal sense with Kelly Stone Gamble, the author...