Kyle Chayka ponders the pleasures of Wordle; Mira Ptacin considers the balancing act of the mother-artist; Ariel Saramandi recommends books by Mauritian women writers; and other stories.
Novelist Iraj Pezeshkzad has died; Bianca Stone shares lessons from her latest poetry collection; Ella Baxter discusses putting kink and grief side-by-side in New Animal; and other stories.
The National Book Foundation will host sixteen events across the country this spring; Juana Adcock reflects on translating in the age of capitalism; Isabel Allende discusses her latest novel, Violeta; and other stories.
Erin Aubry Kaplan pays tribute to the late writer Eric Priestley; Liz Hartman analyzes best-seller data from 2021; Kaveh Akbar discusses the writing of Pilgrim Bell; and other stories.
“I will miss thinking about Joan and her world every second of every day.” —Weike Wang, author of Joan Is Okay
Writer Teresa Mathew recounts her search for Indian grocery stores in New York City; the Millions preview books publishing in the first half of the year; Sam Jordison considers the enduring influence of The Artist’s Way; and other stories.
Paul Bogaards announces independent publicity firm; rare book collection expected to fetch upwards of $12 million; Bookshop U.K. surpasses £2 million in money earned for independent bookstores; and other stories.
Neil MacGregor leads the judging panel for this year’s Booker Prize; Michael Dirda selects books for an off-the-grid retreat; Edgar Gomez shares their ambition for their debut memoir; and other stories.
Maya Angelous graces new U.S. quarter; longtime poetry editor Don Paterson is departing Picador; Emily Meehan introduces new branding for the publishing arm of Barnes & Nobles; and other stories.
“Make it so good they can’t reject it.” —Edgar Gomez, author of High-Risk Homosexual