My good friend Vince Vawter is about to launch a new novel, Copyboy. Launch date is August 1, 2018. Vince is the author of the much-acclaimed Paperboy, a 2014 Newberry Honor winner. Paperboy is about a kid, Victor, growing up in Memphis in the 1950s. Victor must deal with a disability and confront the world • Read More »
A name for this newsletter; more on Shakespeare; the lost eloquence of the sports page: newsletter, Feb. 23, 2018February 26, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | 1 Comment | Filed in: newsletter.
Vince’s first novel is titled Paperboy, and it’s the story of a boy growing up in Memphis who has a stutter. Vince himself is a stutterer, and the story rings true on every page. The novel was a Newberry Honor Award winner, and the Washington Post said: “[Vawter’s] characterization of Little Man feels deeply authentic, with . . . his fierce desire to be ‘somebody instead of just a kid who couldn’t talk right.”
Tags: Betty Friedan, caricature, caricatures, Copyboy, Damon Runyon, Eleanor Roosevelt, Four Horsemen, Franklin Roosevelt, Grantland Rice, Jimmy Cannon, Maxine Wayman, Newberry Honor Award, Notre Dame, Paperboy, Point Spread, Ring Lardner, Shakespeare's effect on the language, sports journalism, sports page, sports writing, The Feminine Mystique, Thomas Paine, Vince Vawter, watercolor, William Shakespeare