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The case against “book-dropping”; literary characters who never die; the often-elusive titling process; and other news.
Meghan Daum reads two excerpts from her essay collection The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion, forthcoming in November from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
From the Introduction
Chloe Caldwell reads an excerpt from her novella, Women, published in October by Short Flight / Long Drive Books.
Amazon and Perseus strike a new deal; Paul Theroux on the short story; Thomas Pynchon rumored to make an onscreen appearance; and other news.
Shane Book reads a selection of poems from his latest collection, Congotronic, forthcoming in September from University of Iowa Press.
Courtney Moreno reads an excerpt from her debut novel, In Case of Emergency, forthcoming in September from McSweeney's Books.
In Case of Emergency
Jess Row reads an excerpt from his novel, Your Face in Mine, published in August by Riverhead Books.
Your Face in Mine
Michael Szczerban, senior editor at Regan Arts, leads a discussion about how editors and agents work together on behalf of authors at the second Poets & Writers Live event this past June in New York City. Panelists include agents Amy Berkower of Writers House, Eric Simonoff of the WME Book Department, Molly Friedrich of the Friedrich Literary Agency, and Meredith Kaffel of DeFiore & Company.
by Jonathan Vatner
Harry and Lynne Sharon Schwartz revive the Calliope Author Readings, their series of original recordings from the 1960s by novelists James Baldwin, Philip Roth, John Updike, and others in their early careers—by converting the original vinyl recordings to digital.
Judge upholds latest suit in ongoing e-book antitrust case; an e-book thriller based on missing Malaysia Airlines flight; a new prize sponsored by Georgia’s poet laureate; and other news.
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