Writing News Roundup
December 23, 2019
Here are a few things that have recently caught our attention.
- Lorna Goodison, the Poet Laureate of Jamaica, has been awarded the coveted Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
- The controversy of Peter Handke’s winning the Nobel Prize for Literature enters a new chapter as the author has been declared “persona non grata” by Bosnia’s capital, Sarajevo.
- An English professor at the University of Florida has been formally reprimanded for checking out 728 books from the school library, exceeding the faculty limit of 350.
- Slate’s picks for the decade’s top works of YA fiction.
- North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green profiled as one of INDY Week’s “19 People of 2019.”