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Viet Than Nguyen on cultural appropriation; Stephen King’s “singular weirdness”; Authors Guild condemns Google’s “commercial use of expressive authorship”; and other news.
by Arvin Temkar
The Asian American Writers Workshop rings in its twenty-fifth year at the forefront of the movement to diversify the publishing industry, and to provide advocacy, education, opportunity, and visibility to Asian American poets and writers.
by Amanda Calderon
Frustrated by a reviewing culture that they found to be increasingly insular—and as such, less honest—two poets decided to create a safe new space for reviewers to write candidly—and anonymously—about new collections of poetry.
by Kevin Nance
When universities face budget cuts, their presses are often the first to meet the chopping block, causing waves of unemployment for writers and editors alike. In the wake of their own shutdown, however, the University of Akron community fought to get theirs back.
Amazon shushes authors; Sweetness #9 receives the “Colbert Bump”; the Baffler opens archives online; and other news.
A successful Chicago Independent Bookstore Day; the conflict over North Carolina’s new poet laureate; David Mitchell’s new story on Twitter; and other news.
The book-buying habits of Parisians; the art of shelving books; a new reading device for the blind; and other news.
Mira Jacob remembers her first job; Edan Lepucki’s windfall; Charles Simic’s soccer addiction; and other news.
A seven-year Twitter project completed; Stephen Colbert promotes Powell’s Books; Egyptian author receives five-year sentence for novel; and other news.
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