Peter Knapp has rejoined Park Literary Group as an agent, focusing on middle grade and young adult fiction. Previously he was an agent at New Leaf Literary & Media.
PEN America is bringing back their PEN/Nabokov Award — last awarded in 2008 — now providing a $50,000 prize “to a writer born or residing outside the United States for an outstanding body of work over a sustained career.” The organization’s first award focused on international authors, organization president Andrew Solomon adds in the announcement, “It is a welcome counterbalance to rampant xenophobia and increasingly jingoistic provincialism. In renewing our close collaboration with the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation, PEN America pays tribute to the cross-cultural legacy of one of the most revered multinational PEN Members, a master of storytelling: Vladimir Nabokov.”
It turns out nearly our entire staff is on the road next week so if you find things a little light, late or slow, that’s why.