Joan Silber’s Improvement (Counterpoint), a complex and moving novel about interconnected lives and shared moments of love, loss, guilt and redemption, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction at a ceremony last night at the New School in New York City.
The National Book Foundation has opened the submissions process for the National Book Awards and announced the 25 judges who will determine the list of nominees for the 2018 awards. The 25 judges will first determine the longlist of 10 nominees in each category and then determine a short lists of five nominess across the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and the newly added category of Translated Literature.
The Man Booker International Prize, awarded annually to the best in translated fiction, announced the longlist of 13 novels vying for the prize, including novels by previous Man Booker winners Han Kang (2016) and László Krasznahorkai (2015). The longlist was selected from 108 submissions by a jury that includes author and jury chair Lisa Appignanesi, authors Michael Hofmann, Hari Kunzru, and Helen Oyeyemi, and journalist Tim Martin. The complete longlist can be found on the Man Booker website.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".