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Daily News

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.

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The Literary Life

March/April 2014

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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Daily News

Journalists find themselves under increasing threat of violence as protests continue in Ukraine; Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 best-selling book Lean In will become a movie; comedian Stephen Colbert's audiobook has won a Grammy; the Huffington Post rounds up the fifteen hottest romances in literature; and other news.

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Daily News

Tom Clancy, bestselling author of military novels, dies; Famous writers observe government incompetence; Joy Castro discusses the perils of writing about family; Website tips to help authors connect with readers; and other news.

Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project

In 2010 San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil founded the Al-Mutanabbi Street Inventory Project to commemorate the 2007 bombing of Baghdad's famous bookselling thoroughfare, which left thirty people dead and the city's literary center devastated. Since then, Beausoleil has commissioned 261 artist books, created by artists from around the world to celebrate al-Mutanabbi Street and the resilience of the written word. This past March, a group of the books was selected for exhibition by the San Francisco Center for the Book; Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, on display at the center until May 11, includes fifty-five artist books from the inventory. The images below represent just a few of the works currently on display. 

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The Literary Life

March/April 2013

Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. reports on the literary community in Cairo, Egypt, interviewing authors, publishers, and booksellers about the ongoing protests, freedom of speech, and the future of Egypt.

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Daily News

With Obama's victory last night, the Los Angeles Times reports another winner was author Nate Silver, who correctly predicted the election outcome; literary agent Janet Reid posted a wishlist; Book Riot lists a handful of literary conversations they never want to have (again); and other news.

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News and Trends

July/August 2012

In a fight against the controversial Arizona House Bill 2281, which effectively bans ethnic-studies classes and curricula, novelist Tony Diaz and other members of the Texas-based arts advocacy group Nuestra Palabra have formed a network of writers and supporters to raise awareness about the impact of the bill and to counter its effects with initiatives such as “banned book bashes” and the building of underground libraries.

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News and Trends

May/June 2012

As literature concerned with today’s often-grim realities gains new prominence, a handful of literary organizations are highlighting the connection between poetry and politics and strengthening the network of socially conscious writers. 

The Literature of Action

As a companion to "Poetic People Power" by Rebecca Keith, here's a look at classic and contemporary books that investigate social and political themes through poetry and prose. Help us add to this visual library by sending your suggestions to editor@pw.org.

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