The editor of Black Renaissance Noire on the importance of publishing new and emerging writers.
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Responses to AWP executive director David Fenza’s departure have been met by silence from the organization’s board.
On March 11 the board of directors of AWP ended its relationship with the organization’s long-time executive director, David Fenza. “I had no warnings,” he says.
The Pulitzer Prize winner offers his personal perspective on the idea of “home” in his foreword to Go Home!, a new anthology of fiction, memoir, and poetry by Asian diasporic writers.
Described as “a lamentation aimed at providing clarity,” Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Steve Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment using literary voices, including Melville, Orwell, Bradbury, and Baldwin.
A novelist describes her progress as she writes her fourth book, The Great Believers, across five residencies, from 2014 to 2017.
Illustrator and author Edward Carey talks to the editor in chief of Poets & Writers about art, hope, and seeing the light amid darkness.
“There are very few rules that can’t be broken,” says the author of six books of fiction and one essay collection in this wide-ranging interview.
Three Whiting Literary Magazine Prizes totaling up to $120,000 will be given annually for print and digital publications. The new awards program is intended to support both “nimble upstarts as well as established journals.”
Two fiction writers discuss scandals and second chances, finding the heart of the novel, and blurring the personal and political.
Novelist Amy Tan talks about her approach to memoir and how this shift in process changed the way she views her fiction writing.
Read excerpts of the debut books by this year’s 5 Over 50: Jimin Han, Laura Hulthen Thomas, Karen E. Osborne, Tina Carlson, and Peg Alford Pursell.
The country’s longest-running literary quarterly publishes its 500th issue with a new design, a new editor, and a new submissions platform, but the same old commitment to literary excellence.
Novelist and singer-songwriter Ben Arthur finds inspiration in Puritan settler Anne Hutchinson, a character in Kurt Anderson’s book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History.
More than ninety boxes of material includes notebooks containing early drafts of novels, as well as poetry manuscripts, photographs, audio and video recordings, and more.
Object Lessons is a series of nonfiction books published by Bloomsbury that each explore a single object. A new group of Object Lessons authors discuss their process—from research, voice, and style to the challenge of incorporating both personal and journalistic perspectives in their books.
The Poets House Showcase in New York City features approximately 3,600 poetry collections, chapbooks, broadsides, anthologies, and other poetry-related texts published in the U.S. over the past eighteen months.
In a continuing series on international writing communities, contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. spends time with four authors in Tirana, Albania.
A fiction writer’s habit of imagining the lives of people who live in her favorite houses leads to serious research for her novel.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has named Tracy K. Smith the next poet laureate of the United States.
The author of four novels, most recently The Changeling, published by Spiegel & Grau in June, talks about the evolution of his new book, minimal dads, and writing a female character.
Novelist and singer-songwriter Ben Arthur finds inspiration in a chapter of poet Patricia Lockwood’s memoir, Priestdaddy.
A new exhibit at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland celebrates the idea of “fun as a revolutionary event” and explores AfroSurreal notions of intuition and imagination.
Barbara Gowdy, whose novel Little Sisters is published this month by Tin House Books, and novelist Helen Phillips discuss profound empathy, how literature can change women’s relationships to their bodies, and writing against the odds.
In celebration of Short Story Month, we’ve assembled ten of our favorite audio recordings of authors reading from story collections featured in Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin during the past five years.