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THE UNCOMFORTABLE DEAD NOMINATED FOR SHAMUS AWARD
The Private Eye Writers of America (PWA) announced the nominees for the 26th annual Shamus Awards, given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction. The 2007 awards cover works published in the U.S. in 2006. The awards will be presented on September 28, 2007, at the PWA banquet in Anchorage, Alaska, during the weekend of the Bouchercon Mystery Convention. The Uncomfortable Dead by Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Subcomandante Marcos, translated by Carlos Lopez (Akashic Books), was nominated in the Best Paperback Original category. La Bloga covered the story behind the writing of this book before it was serialized in the Mexican newspaper La Jornada, and reviewed it early on. All the Shamus nominees are listed on the The Gumshoe website.
Playwright, poet, and essayist Cherríe Moraga delivers the keynote address, From Inside the First World, for the Prescott College (AZ) Master of Arts Colloquium on Saturday, August 18, 2007 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Crossroads Center Community Room. Moraga will share an intimate post 9/ll reflection on an emergent 21st century U.S. women of color movement.
She will also offer a writing workshop The Geography of Remembrance, on Sunday, August 19, 2007 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The workshop is for all genres and levels of experience and explores the uses of the physical site of memory as the heart-location of the creative writing process.
All are welcome to both events free of charge. For more information please contact Frank Cardamone at 928-350-3218.
Finally, this press release crossed my desk, as they say. It speaks for itself.
THE NEW GENERATION OF THUGS: L.A. CHICANO GANGSTER CAUSES WORLDWIDE CYBER ATTENTION
Based on a series of actual events that took place in the summer of 2003, Wicked Sick tells the cyber-gantic, gruesome, breathtaking story about Fast Eddie -- a cholo who gets caught up in the net of almost every outlaw group a city like Los Angeles has to offer, just by following his gangster ways. His meteoric rise from obscure thug to internet cult hero, the collision of L.A.'s traditional and contemporary underworld behind the one thing everybody is living for, and the surprising appearance of a mysterious person on the scene turn this book into a new era of thug literature.
In the end there is just the beginning�
The 34 year old author Anthony Murillo is a prolific writer and entrepreneur, who presently serves numerous life sentences in the California penal system. During almost 18 years of confinement he managed to educate himself and to develop his writing style that portrays the gangster lifestyle and celebrates the outlaw in all of us.
By Anthony Murillo