Hugh Raffles Wins Whiting Award

Hugh Raffles has won one of ten Whiting Awards given to emerging writers. His new book Illustrated Insectopedia is due out in March 2010. From the Whiting website: “Since 1985, the Foundation has supported creative writing through the Whiting Writers Awards which are given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays. […]

Karen Ho Helpful in Making Sense of Financial Crisis

Karen Ho‘s newish book Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street continues to get positive press: today, in The Guardian. This in addition to an interview in Time in July, a mention in the NYTimes Economix blog, and a review in the Financial Times. (The latter, by the way, is written by a journalist/ anthropology ph.d. […]