All signings take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., except Murphy's, which will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tamarack is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is located off Exit 45 of Interstate 64/77 in Beckley. Call 888-262-7225 (88-TAMARACK) or visit www.tamarackwv.com.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- This fall, Randi Ward, a native of Belleville, Wood County, won the Nadia Christensen Prize in the American-Scandinavian Foundation's 34th annual international translation competition for her English translation of "Fjalir," a poetry collection by Toroddur Poulsen.
The award carries a prize of $2,000, the publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review and a commemorative bronze medallion. It's given for the most outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose written by a Scandinavian author born after 1800.
In early 2014, Forlagid i Stoplum, a publisher in the Faroe Islands, will release Wood's translated collection. Also in 2014, John Gosslee Books will publish "Whipstitches," a collection of Ward's original poems.
Ward is a writer, photographer and translator who spent four years living in various Faroese villages doing anthropological fieldwork. Find her online at www.randiward.com.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rose Sefton published her 20th book, "Paw-Paw's Boots and Other Short Stories," through PublishAmerica on Nov. 1. Sefton, of Huntington, taught fiction writing at the college level in Arizona at the same time she was working on her master's degree in social work while also traveling the state as a training office on the governor's council.
The 158-page book retails for $19.95 and is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and PublishAmerica.