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THE WHALE has won the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction!

The M.M. Bennetts Award is an international prize that honors the best English-language historical novel of the preceding year. This year's finalists included books from Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Many thanks to the judges and trustees for this honor!

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Many thanks to Professor David Greven for his generous review of The Whale in the latest issue of LEVIATHAN, the Melville Studies journal:

"Mark Beauregard’s exhilarating, beautifully realized novel The Whale provides a detailed, passionate, and thoughtful evocation of [Hawthorne and Melville's] love for one another... and offers provocative insights into male sexuality."

http://muse.jhu.edu/issue/36412

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I'm honored that The Whale has been named one of three finalists for this year's M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction!

http://www.mmbaward.org/2017/05/the-of-m.html?m=1

The Directors of the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction proudly announce the finalists among entries published during 2016. They a...
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If you're going to be in Los Angeles next weekend, drop by the LA Times Festival of Books and say hi! I'll be on a Fiction Classics panel on the USC campus on Saturday, April 22, at 11:00am (link with details below), featuring Alexander Chee ("Queen of the Night") and Julie Lekstrom Himes ("Mikhail and Margarita").

THE WHALE is a finalist for an LA Times Book Prize!

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On the anniversary of the publication of The Scarlet Letter, Literary Hub's Emily Temple considers the relationship between Hawthorne and Melville.

http://lithub.com/read-a-love-letter-from-herman-melville-…/

167 years ago today, Ticknor, Reed & Fields published The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel of repentance and slut-shaming. But actually, this isn’t about The Scar…
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This week’s Best Book is The Whale: A Love Story by Mark Beauregard! Also recommended is The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro!
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With Julie Iromuanya and Victor Lodato at the Tucson Festival of Books after our panel discussion. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us!

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I'll be appearing on two panels this Saturday, March 11, at the Tucson Festival of Books.

10:00am in the UA Student Union Tucson auditorium, with Tucson authors Julie Iromuanya and Victor Lodato.

2:30pm in the Student Union Kachina auditorium, with historical novelist Stephen Harrigan ("A Friend of Mr. Lincoln").

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Should be fun. Come out and say hello!

https://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/…

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Mark Beauregard is the author of "The Whale: A Love Story" (Viking, 2016), a novel about the much speculated-upon relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne and how it transformed Melville’s masterpiece, "Moby-Dick," which was dedicated to Hawthorne. The Washington Post called Beau...
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Honored that THE WHALE is a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize!
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The finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced Wednesday, including five nominees in a new 11th category. And the Prizes named one winner: novelist Thomas McGuane, who will take home the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement.
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Whalemen often gave particularly unusual-looking, old, or scarred whales names like Tom, Dick, and Jack, usually with the place near where they were seen as a nickname. New Zealand Tom, for example, or Mocha Dick (after the Island of Mocha, off the coast of Chile).

A business in Vancouver, B.C., has sued its building council for blocking the lease of its restaurant property to “Moby Dick’s” fish-and-chips franchise, because the council says the word “Dick” is…
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"The Scarlet Letter," by Nathaniel Hawthorne, has been a staple in literary studies and English courses for generations. Now, thanks to the work of Penn State DuBois Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus Richard Kopley and his discovery in Pattee Library's News and Microforms Library, more is…
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The 21st annual Moby-Dick Marathon takes place Friday through Sunday at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Volunteers will take turns reading passages from the iconic American novel — start to finish.
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Thrilled that Chicago Review Press picked #TheWhaleALoveStory as one of its Best Nine images of 2016! Credit to Chris Silas Neal Studio for the beautiful cover and Brianna Harden at Viking Books for the Art Direction!

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Peter Gansevoort Whittemore, Herman Melville's great-great-grandson, will kick off the event this year and read the opening chapter! Peter came to an event at Harvard this past summer on THE WHALE book tour, and he's quite an engaging speaker, with a unique perspective on Moby-Dick. If you're in the area, don't miss it!

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Jan 6, 2017 - Jan 8, 2017New Bedford Whaling MuseumNew Bedford, MA
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