Thursday, March 14, 2013

Conference on College Composition & Communication 2013

Diane left on Tuesday night to set up for the Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC/4Cs for those in the know) in Las Vegas, hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English. We're very proud of our new banner, which, as you can see, highlights some of our best titles for college composition classes.

Our books permeate a wide variety of genres and topics, from the economic (Superfreakonomics), to the philosophical (Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat), to the didactic (How to Write a Sentence) and the inspirational (Little Princes). They prove that good writing knows no bounds, and traverses all academic disciplines.

Diane has been having a great time so far, and has already had a particularly wonderful run-in with one conference-attendee. She just emailed to tell me that she met Ben Fountain's professor and friend, Linda A. Rubel of the Rochester Institute. I think it's safe to say that Fountain's novel Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (National Book Critics Circle Award winner) is one of the most—if not the most—celebrated works of literary fiction in the past year (see our previous post). Meeting his composition professor was a real treat for Diane, as his novel is truly an exemplar of stellar literary composition.

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