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Archive for September, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Weird End Run for the Pulitzer

HardingthumbIt’s the story of the Little Novel That Could.  Paul Harding was an Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate with a slim manuscript about a dying new England clock repairman and a drawer full of rejections.  After three years of shopping around his novel Tinkers, he finally sold it to the tiny nonprofit Bellevue Literary Press for an advance the size of a big publisher’s paperclip budget.  They printed 3500 copies.  Still, the struggling author was glad to have his work in print.  Harding…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Law Scholar Julius G. Getman Speaks at BookPeople Tonight

getman_julius_lg-410x620Professor Julius G. Getman of The University of Texas School of Law will discuss and sign his new book “Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at BookPeople on North Lamar at Sixth Street in Austin.

In his book, the prominent labor law scholar examines recent developments to demonstrate that a resurgent labor movement is possible. Getman proposes new models for organizing and innovative techniques to strengthen strikes. Above all, he insists that unions must…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian William H. Goetzmann Dies

41E1B2M6M6LHistorian William H. Goetzmann, professor emeritus of history and American studies, died Sept. 7 at age 79.

A specialist in the American West, Goetzmann won both the Pulitzer and Parkman prizes in 1967 for his seminal book “Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West.” He later authored with son William N. Goetzmann “The West of the Imagination,” which became a PBS series in 1985. His most recent book “Beyond the Revolution: A History…