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Entries invited for 9th Florida Book Awards

 

Florida writers, take note: The Florida Book Awards has kicked off its ninth annual competition with a call for entries in nine categories.

All entries must be received no later than 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Categories include General Fiction, Young Adult Literature, Children’s Literature, Florida Nonfiction, Poetry, Popular Fiction, Visual Arts, Spanish Language Book and the recently added category for General Nonfiction. Entries can be submitted by a publisher, author or literary agent) and must have a copyright date between Jan. 1, 2014, and Dec. 1, 2014, and an International Standard Book number.

Bilingual submissions may include books that are published simultaneously in Spanish and English; both must be original works, translations aren’t accepted.

Winners will be announced in February 2015.

For more information and the entry form, visit http://floridabookawards.lib.fsu.edu

Skype with the author

Author John Searles loves talking to his fans. And he’s proving it with the 50 Book Clubs In 50 States project, timed to the release of the paperback edition of his novel Help for the Haunted, out July 15.

Searles will Skype with a book club from every state — and, as time permits, possibly more than one club per state. Visit his Facebook page at JohnSearlesAuthor to find out how you can sign up your club.

Prize winner

British military historian Anthony Beevor has won a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement.

Prize officials announced Tuesday that the 67-year-old Beevor has been named this year’s winner of the Pritzker Literature Award.

He is a specialist in World War II, with books including Stalingrad, D-Day and The Fall of Berlin.

Rapp lives on

Best-selling author Vince Flynn died just over a year ago, but his terrorist-fighting protagonist Mitch Rapp will live on in new books written by someone else, Flynn’s publisher says.

Simon & Schuster and Flynn’s estate have commissioned thriller writer Kyle Mills to complete Flynn’s unfinished novel, The Survivor, and to write two more books in the Rapp series. The Survivor is tentatively scheduled to hit shelves next year.

Similar deals have kept James Bond and other action heroes alive long after their creators

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