I came across an interesting article about forensic linguistics–a technique used to identify a writer’s style–in light of J. K. Rowling’s use of a pseudonym. As a fiction writer, I like to think my style varies from piece to piece, to fit the voice of the story. But does it? Something (else) to ponder!
Writer Barbara Kingsolver has been awarded the first Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award from the Dayton Literary Peace Prize organization. The award was formerly known as the Lifetime Achievement Award, and was renamed to honor the late Mr. Holbrooke, a distinguished diplomat especially remembered for his role in the Dayton Peace Accords in 1995, ending the war in Bosnia.
Read more about the award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize here.
Barbara Kingsolver is known for her many novels but also writes essays, nonfiction, and poetry.