News of Note

We are proud of our SVWC writers and want to share with you what they have been up to lately.

July 23, 2018:
Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight Nominated for 2018 Man Booker Prize

On the same day that Michael Ondaatje spoke to us from the Pavilion stage, it was announced that his newest book, WARLIGHT, is longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Award. Bravo!

(Nils Ribi photo, Sun Valley, ID)

July 8, 2018:
Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient Wins Golden Man Booker Prize

The book was named the best winner of the Booker prize of the last 50 years, in a public vote. MORE…

May 10, 2018:
Terrance Hayes on Shakespeare, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and What Makes a Good MFA

SVWC 2018 presenter and author of AMERICAN SONNETS FOR MY PAST AND FUTURE ASSASSIN speaks to Jeffrey J. Williams in this interview on Literary Hub for The Iowa Review.

April 25, 2018:
National Memorial for Peace and Justice Opens in Alabama

2016 SVWC presenter Bryan Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, the nonprofit organization behind the memorial. Read more about the memorial and museum in Montgomery on their website and in this New York Times article.

March/April 2018:
2017 SVWC Presenters on Boise NPR’s Reader’s Corner

Listen online to Sally Bedell Smith speak about her recent Prince Charles biography and Craig Johnson, who discusses his popular Longmire mystery series.

October 24, 2017:
Walter Isaacson and Leonardo daVinci

Listen to Isaacson’s recent podcast titled “What Can Leonardo da Vinci Teach Us About Tech?” for some modern-day advice.

Also, read about “The Science Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile” in Isaacson’s piece in The Atlantic Monthly.

September 6, 2017:
Ayad Akhtar and “Junk”

Read about how the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is “taking on Wall Street’s Church of Big Money” in a recent Sunday issue of The New York Times.