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BARNES & NOBLE ANNOUNCES LITERARY AWARD PROGRAM; FIRST-EVER AWARD PROGRAM FOR A BOOKSELLING ORGANIZATION, WINNING AUTHOR TO RECEIVE $5,000

 NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world's largest operator of super bookstores and second-largest operator of mall bookstores, has announced plans to establish the Discover Award. The newly established literary award will recognize an American author's first novel, as included in Barnes & Noble, Inc.'s Discover program in the 1993 calendar year.
 Twenty-two authors representing both small and large presses have qualified as nominees. Among the first-time novelists are newcomers William Baldwin, "The Hard to Catch Mercy" (Algonquin); Sandra Benitez, "A Place Where the Sea Remembers" (Coffee House Press); Fae Myenne Ng, "Bone" (Hyperion), and established essayist Frank Conroy, "Body and Soul" (Houghton Mifflin).
 Comments Steve Riggio, Executive Vice President, Barnes & Noble, Inc., "The Discover program has a proven track record for selecting quality works early on; many go on to receive further critical recognition such as nominations for the National Book Awards. We are pleased to honor these bright new authors with Barnes & Noble's first-ever Discover Award."
 The winning author will be selected by a panel of noted authors in mid-February. The judges are past Discover author and 1992 National Book Award Nominee Dorothy Allison, nationally acclaimed past Discover author Ann Hood, and bestselling author and noted champion of the literary community, Joyce Carol Oates.
 In early March Barnes & Noble will host a presentation of the Discover Award at its flagship Upper West Side superstore, where Mr. Riggio will present the winning author with a check for $5,000. Additionally, the winning book will be in all Barnes & Noble, Inc. bookstores nationwide, and showcased in its windows on Fifth Avenue.
 The Discover Great New Writers program was launched in B. Dalton Bookseller, a division of Barnes & Noble, Inc., on May 1, 1990. In the past three years over 400 talented authors have been featured in the Discover program, which offers authors prominent positioning and signage in Barnes & Noble bookstores, and inclusion in the program's brochure of informative reviews, available to customers free of charge.
 "The Discover program is an exciting way to introduce the bookbuying public to talented contemporary authors," comments Eileen Salzig, Marketing Manager, Barnes & Noble, Inc. "With so many new books and authors surfacing each month, the Discover program focuses on the books we believe will withstand the test of time. The Discover Award is Barnes & Noble's commitment to the literary community, and our way of thanking an outstanding new author who has enriched our lives with a lasting novel."
 1993 BARNES & NOBLE DISCOVER AWARD NOMINEES
 Donald Antrim, "Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World" (Viking)
 William Baldwin, "The Hard to Catch Mercy" (Algonquin)
 Sandra Benitez, "A Place Where the Sea Remembers"
 (Coffee House Press)
 Joseph Bruchac, "Dawn Land" (Fulcrum)
 Frank Conroy, "Body and Soul" (Houghton Mifflin)
 Michael Covino, "The Negative" (Viking)
 Janice Deaner, "Where Blue Begins" (Dutton)
 Jeffrey Eugenides, "The Virgin Suicides" (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
 J. Joaquin Fraxedas, "The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera"
 (St. Martin's Press)
 Ann Goethe, "Midnight Lemonade" (Delacorte Press)
 Kathleen Wallace King, "The True Life Story of Isobel Roundtree"
 (August House)
 Christina Baker Kline, "Sweet Water" (HarperCollins)
 Alan Lightman, "Einstein's Dreams" (Pantheon)
 Jo-Ann Mapson, "Hank & Chloe" (HarperCollins)
 John P. McAfee, "Slow Walk in a Sad Rain" (Warner Books)
 Fae Myenne Ng, "Bone" (Hyperion)
 Howard Owen, "Littlejohn" (Villard)
 Jewell Parker Rhodes, "Voodoo Dreams" (St. Martin's Press)
 Mark Richard, "Fishboy" (Nan A. Talese)
 Abraham Rodriguez, Jr., "Spidertown" (Hyperion)
 Bob Shacochis, "Swimming in the Volcano" (Scribner's)
 Frances Sherwood, "Vindication" (Farrar, Straus, Giroux)
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 /CONTACT: Kim Becker, 212-633-4062, or Donna Passannante, 212-633-3311, both of Barnes & Noble/
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