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San Francisco bookstores struggle with high rents; writers discussing money; one-star reviews of classic literature; and other news.
First printed book in English sells for nearly $2 million; feminist author Laurie Penny attacked online; a poet enters the world of Las Vegas performance; and other news.
E-book sales up by 5.1 percent; nation’s oldest LGBT bookstore gets a new life; Singapore reverses decision to destroy books; and other news.
Natasha Trethewey's term as poet laureate comes to an end; OverDrive partners with Smashwords; Goodreads connects readers with authors; and other news.
Writers at the Atlantic look at writing and marriage; the effects of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s writing on his personal life; the death of Michael Rockefeller; and other news.
Mathematical Poetry Month; the best books to celebrate warmer weather; John Updike’s home turf; and other news.
Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books; a road trip to film dead poets; Sherman Alexie book banned in Idaho; and other news.
Author advocates autonomy for sex workers; Wes Anderson discusses Stefan Zweig; the Irish Grey Gardens; and other news.
by Melissa Faliveno
Haruki Murakami's next novel will be published in the U.S. in August; Chinese dissident author Yu Jie is having trouble finding a publisher; Electric Literature's 2014 Great Indie Press Preview; and other news.
by Stephen Morison Jr.
In a continuing series examining the state of literature abroad, poets Amjad Etry and Hala Mohammad and filmmaker Muhammad Bayazid discuss the challenges that writers and artists face amidst ongoing political turmoil in Syria.
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