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Friday, May 30, 2014

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by Gabrielle Karampelas

Stanford, CA - May 30, 2014 -- HighWire Press, a technology service provider to influential scholarly publishers and an auxiliary unit of Stanford University Libraries, announced today it has received a significant equity investment to support its strategic growth from Accel-KKR, a leading technology-focused private equity firm. The new partnership enables HighWire to further its investment in strategic initiatives and digital innovations in Internet-based publishing.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Book cover: Franco Moretti, "Distant Reading"

Salon interviewed Stanford professor Franco Moretti, whose Distant Reading (2013) recently won the National Book Critics Circle award for criticism: “As a literary critic who says he aims to study books without actually reading them, Franco Moretti has positioned himself as an iconoclast."

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

William Saroyan

Stanford University Libraries announces shortlist for the sixth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (Saroyan Prize).

The awards are intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. The Saroyan Prize recognizes newly published works of both fiction and non-fiction. A prize of $5,000 will be awarded in each category. Winners and finalists will be announced this summer.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

by Glen Worthey

Stanford Libraries veteran Charles Kerns has recently published Oaxaca Chocolate, the second novel in his "Santo Gordo Mystery" series.  (We reviewed the first book in the series, Santo Gordo: A Killing in Oaxaca, a few years ago in this same space.)

Not only is the new Santo Gordo mystery a great read: it was also recently chosen by the prestigious Kirkus Review as one of its "Indie Books of the Month" selections, accompanied by an appreciative review.

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