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Lit News Roundup

After a long hiatus, we’re finally back with our weekly Lit News Roundup.

Hearty congratulations are in order for several Ecotone contributors:

Shawn Vestal recently won the $25,000 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction for his story collection, Godforsaken Idaho, and we couldn’t be prouder that two of the stories in the book, “Winter Elders” and “Opposition In All Things,” first appeared in the pages of Ecotone. “Winter Elders” also has a home in our best of Ecotone fiction anthology, Astoria to Zion.

And Ecotone 16 contributor Molly Antopol’s stunning story collection, The UnAmericans, made the 2014 longlist for the National Book Award in Fiction. You can read “My Grandmother Tells Me This Story” in full on the Ecotone website.

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Friday Lit News Roundup

In this week’s Lit News, a few happy discoveries, and some bookish eye candy to celebrate spring. Enjoy, y’all.


Yes to floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and French doors! (From our Lookout Pinterest account. Do you follow us?)

Two book design videos we’re watching this week—both oldies but goodies:

Acclaimed book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith, who works in-house for Penguin, talks about her inspirations and the gorgeous redesign of these classics.

In the Oxford American’s SoLost series, Craig Jensen of Booklab II talks about the beautiful and unique books he’s made for thirty-five years.

Missed “The Confessions of David Remnick”? In this interview with the New Republic, the New Yorker editor talks difficult writers, Obama’s shortcomings, and learning from Anna Wintour.

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