Uncle Sam wants YOU to read ‘popular’ scholarly books – The Washington Post

The Public Scholar program, a major new initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is designed to promote the publication of scholarly nonfiction books for a general audience, and the first round of grants has just been announced: a total of $1.7 million to 36 writers across a broad collection of disciplines. The grants range from $25,200 to $50,400. (Full list at bottom.)

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What Do We Want From the Next Librarian of Congress? | Electronic Frontier Foundation

What Do We Want From the Next Librarian of Congress?

There’s a reason “librarians everywhere” were singled out for an EFF Pioneer award in 2000. Time and again, in fights against censorship and intrusive surveillance laws, librarians have been allies of the public, serving as the institutional representation of the ideals of intellectual freedom, unfettered speech, and reader privacy.

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8 Weird Facts From the History of the Library

Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 94, E. L. Doctorow

Interviews

E. L. Doctorow, The Art of Fiction No. 94

Interviewed by George Plimpton

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