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Juris Jurjevics, 1943-2018

November 13, 2018

Juris Jurjevics, a novelist, editor, and the co-founder of the New York independent publishing house, Soho Press, died November 7 at age 75 of heart disease. Jurvevics, who was born in Latvia and emigrated to…

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Winston Groom on FDR, Churchill, and Stalin

November 7, 2018

Winston Groom, the writer and Vietnam War veteran best known for his best-selling novel Forest Gump and his Civil War histories, has just published The Allies: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Unlikely Alliance that Won…

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New Bronzo Novel Helping VVA

May 30, 2018

As he did last year, John Bronzo, whose latest book is the novel, Sagahawk by the Sea, which is set in the early sixties, will be participating in the gigantic annual BookExpo conference and show in…

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Memorial Day Writers Project in D.C. May 28

May 23, 2018

The Memorial Day Writers Project will hold its 25th biannual reading on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, Monday May 28, from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm. The Project's tent will be set up…

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May Screening in D.C. of ‘Vietnam: An Inner View’ doc

March 28, 2018

The new documentary film, "Vietnam: An Inner View," will have its Atlantic Coast premiere on Thursday, May 24, at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C. There will be two screenings of the film, which the…

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POW Wives Exhibit in Colorado Springs

March 13, 2018

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum on March 24 will open "The League of Wives: Vietnam's POWs/MIAs Allies & Advocates," a special exhibit that honors the work of the women married to Vietnam War POWs who…

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Viet Nguyen Receives a MacArthur “Genius” Grant

October 11, 2017

The MacArthur Foundation today announced the twenty-four 2017 recipients of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the so-called “genius” grants. These $625,000 stipends are given with no strings attached to writers, artists, scientists, and other creative people. The…

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Kickstarting a Vietnam War Novel

September 20, 2017

Adam Berenbak has begun a Kickstarter campaign to help his father, a Vietnam War veteran, publish a novel he wrote, Under The Jackfruit Tree, which deals with the Vietnam War. "He never published the novel, and,…

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Author Query: Candy Stories

September 13, 2017

Curtis Vreeland is currently working on a book called “Candy Goes to War,” which will look at  how chocolate, candy, and gum (normally symbols of peace) have been used to sustain troops in war zones.…

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New Vietnam War Book on Maj. Michael O’Donnell

July 5, 2017

The New York Times reported June 27 that Daniel H. Weiss, who recently was named President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is writing a book about the Vietnam War. Weiss, 60, is…

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