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The Roundup – November 6, 2020

In this week’s news roundup, novelist Julia Alvarez talks about the importance of creative protest, Latinix authors increasingly break new ground and the winners of the 2020 World Fantasy Awards are announced.

Grove Atlantic Executive Editor Joan Bingham Dies at 85
Publishers Weekly
Joan Bingham, longtime executive editor of Grove Atlantic and a key figure in the merger that created the house, died October 31. She was 85.

Amazon Literary Partnership Opens for 2021 Submissions
Publishing Perspectives
In 2020, the Amazon Literary Partnership program of grants provided more than $1 million in funding to 66 nonprofit literary organizations. It has now opened its submission process for 2021 grants with a deadline of January 29.

What Do We Owe Our Community in a Time of Crisis?
Electric Literature
With the publication of Afterlife, her first novel in 14 years, Julia Alvarez talks about being an elder storyteller, not knowing what our new lives are going to be after the pandemic, and her creative protest project.

The New Generation of Latinx Literature Will Have Room for Everyone
Electric Literature
Young Latinx authors are creating multidimensional characters in numbers that, until recently, didn’t feel possible.

Winners of the 2020 World Fantasy Awards Announced
Literary Hub
Founded in 1975, the World Fantasy Awards, considered one of the most prestigious prizes in the genre of fantasy and speculative fiction, today announced the winners for 2020.