Donald Harington's Enduring will
be out on September 1st, 2009 as well as a paperback edition of WITH.
Keep posted for more info!
Donald Harington documentary in the works.
Brian Walter is working on a documentary on DH
About the filmmaker: Brian Walter is Assistant
Professor of English and Director of Convocations at the St. Louis College
of Pharmacy. He has published several articles and reviews on Harington’s
novels, including a forthcoming review of Farther Along for
Ozarks Magazine. He began interviewing Harington for the documentary
“Stay More: The World of Donald Harington” in 2006 and is aiming for a
Winter ‘08/’09 release.
OXFORD AMERICAN Announces "Lifetime" Literary Award.
For Immediate Release: 27 September 2006.
The Oxford American magazine is pleased to announce that the
Arkansas writer Donald Harington will be the recipient of the first-ever
Oxford American Lifetime Award for Contributions to Southern Literature
("The OA Lifetime Award," for short). The OA Lifetime Award consists of a
trophy created by a local sculptor, a full-page announcement in the next
issue of The Oxford American, and a prize of $5,000.
Mr. Harington will be honored at a ceremony hosted by The Oxford American on
October 4, 2006, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Among the speakers will be the
writers Miller Williams, Jack Butler, Molly Giles, and Kevin Brockmeier.
"We've had the idea for this award for a long time and we're elated that
it's finally sprung to life," said Oxford American founder and editor Marc
Smirnoff, "and we couldnlt be happier than to give the first OA Lifetime
Award to Donald Harington, whose lasting contributions to Southern and
American letters is clear to anyone who reads him."
The OA Lifetime Award, voted by the editors of the magazine, will now be
Mr. Harington, a Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of
Arkansas in Fayetteville, is a highly regarded novelist. Though usually
considered a cult favorite, Mr. Harington's writing has won over big-league
readers and earned a permanent place in the American literary canon:
● "Donald Harington is one of
the most powerful, subtle and inventive
novelists in America." -Washington Post
● "An undiscovered
continent." -the writer Fred Chappell
● "One of America's great
contemporary novelists." -Boston Globe
● "Both unclassifiable and
a genuine pleasure." -New York Times
● "Twisty diction worthy of
Nabokov." -The Believer
Mr. Harington's first novel, The Cherry Pit, about Little Rock, was
published by Random House in 1965, and since then he has published twelve
other novels, most all of them set in the imaginary Ozark hamlet of Stay
More. These novels include The Architecture of the Arkansas Ozarks, The
Cockroaches of Stay More, The Choiring of the Trees, and, most recently, The
Now headquartered at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas,
the award-winning Oxford American magazine has focused on Southern culture
since its inception in 1992. Among past contributors: Willie Morris, Donna
Tartt, Peter Guralnick, Roy Blount Jr., Charles Portis, and, posthumously,
William Faulkner, Walker Percy, Zora Neale Hurston, James Dickey, Carson
McCullers, and James Agee. This past year, Mr. Harington contributed a
fictionalized account of the life of the Arkansas artist Carroll Cloar for
the magazine's "Southern Art Issue."
"Obviously, there are many great Southern writers making profound
contributions to American literature," Smirnoff said. "It was a very
difficult choice for us to highlight just one person. On the other hand, it
was also an easy choice: Donald Harington is a unique talent."
Sean M. in Dallas, TX is the winner of
the signed copy of THE PITCHER SHOWER!
WIN A SIGNED COPY OF THE PITCHER SHOWER!
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NEW TOBY PRESS RELEASES
Toby press is
bringing out new trade paperback editions of BUTTERFLY WEED and EKATERINA,
both with striking covers by Wendell Minor. This is your chance if you
were not able to own these titles before or get them for a friend and
introduce them to the world of Stay More and Donald Harington.
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We have a brand new board member! Please welcome to the board "Ozark",
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