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Washington, D.C. - At this year's National Book Festival , many of the poets and writers at the Poetry & Prose Pavilion will celebrate their roles as NEA Literature Fellows, one of the nation's most prestigious competitive awards for new and established authors. The...
Washington, DC -- The task of the literary translator is a formidable one: to take one narrative written in a particular tongue in a particular country and make it not only accessible but familiar. To support the art of literary translation, the National Endowment for the Arts (...
Washington, DC—When was the last time you discussed a book with someone you had never met before? Or joined your neighbors in a community-wide read-a-thon? Between September 2012 and June 2013, 78 communities across the country will spend a month immersed in a great work...
Washington, DC -- Out of a field of 365,000 students, Kristen Dupard, a high school senior from Ridgeland, Mississippi, has won the 2012 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman and Poetry Foundation President John...
Washington, DC -- From Moscow, Idaho, to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 53 students from across the country will converge in Washington, DC on May 14-15, 2012 to compete in the National Finals of Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, the nation's largest youth poetry...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts welcomes Ira Silverberg as its new director of literature on December 5, 2011. Silverberg brings 26 years of experience in book publishing and literary professions to the NEA. He has been a literary agent, editor, director of...
Washington, DC -- In an interview with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), literary translator Charlotte Mandell said, "Imagine our literary canon without Proust or Flaubert or Balzac in English -- how much poorer we would be culturally and intellectually."...
W ashington, DC - NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman today announced $200,000 in 16 literary fellowships to support the translation of works into English, many of which will result in the first English translation of outstanding works of international literature. Fewer than five...
Washington, DC - National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman congratulates Jon Parrish Peede on his eight years of service to the NEA. Peede has served as Literature Director and as Counselor to the Chairman, and in these roles he has overseen leadership initiatives...
Washington, DC - The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that 76 not-for-profit organizations have been recommended for grants totaling $1,000,050 to host a Big Read project between September 2011 and June 2012. The Big Read is an initiative of the National...

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