Hua Hsu writes on the life and legacy of bell hooks; Yiyun Li reflects on the rewards of reading in community; Neel Patel discusses his first novel, Tell Me How to Be; and other stories.
Marlon James shares the map he designed for Moon Witch, Spider King; Barack Obama reveals favorite books of the year; Jennifer Fliss discusses the dark and light elements of The Predatory Animal Ball; and other stories.
Pantheon hires Concepción de León; David Treuer spotlights five Indigenous authors; the longlists for the 2022 PEN Literary Awards have been revealed; and other stories.
Jonathan Galassi pays tribute to the late Roberto Galasso; Macmillan cancels plans to reopen offices in January; Luis H. Francia and Eric Gamalinda recall editing Flippin’: Filipinos on America twenty-five years ago; and other stories.
“If you feel that the story is good and that it needs to be read, then keep at it until you’re happy with it.” —Obed Silva, author of The Death of My Father the Pope
Michael Pietsch reflects on what lies ahead of the publishing industry; Riva Lehrer discusses rendering disability in writing and in visual art; Madeleine Thien discusses the unique nature of her protagonist from “Lu, Reshaping”; and other stories.
The translator of Migratory Birds and Permafrost shares how growing up between different languages and countries has led her to challenge conventional wisdom about the art of translation.
The Loft Literary Center selects Arleta Little as next executive director; Kirstin Valdez Quade’s The Five Wounds earns the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize; the Guardian names the top books of the year; and other stories.
Musician and culture writer Greg Tate has died; Knopf hires Jennifer Barth as senior vice president and executive editor; poets Mai Der Vang and Sophia Terazawa discuss how to write about difficult histories; and other stories.
Kira Josefsson writes on credit and pay for translators; Ashley Hope Pérez reiterates the high stakes of the recent wave of book bans; Literary Hub determines the best covers of the year; and other stories.