Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s “Friday Black” optioned by Universal; the inaugural Sue Grafton Memorial Award; Nebula Awards finalists; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
The finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Aspen Words Literary Prize; the DNA of parchment; and other news.
Rereleased work by Tomi Ungerer; Elias Khoury on the truth of the moment; Don Winslow challenges Donald Trump to a debate; and other news.
Cheesy reading in the University of Michigan library; small-screen book adaptations; Tana French’s thrilling new direction; and more.
Andrea Levy has died; Dan Mallory accused of plagiarism; twenty-three unforgettable last lines; and more.
Prince William County residents receive letters from their poet laureate; the Authors Guild survey; Valentine’s Day reading lists; and other news.
Heidi Toffler has died; Verso announces fiction imprint; book burglary in Chester County; and more.
Spring program for NBF Presents; Valeria Luiselli unpacks her archive; Erica Dawson debunks the assumption of “single story spun on a single tongue;” and other news.
A new science fiction university in New Hampshire; the poetics of married life; Joyce Maynard back at Yale; and other news.
The British Council apologizes for rejecting a George Orwell essay; the human hands still turning the pages of Google Books; expert advice on keeping a notebook; and other news.
Responding to social media backlash; Believer announces festival lineup; Becoming as a motherhood memoir; and other news.
Marlon James and Victor LaValle on fantasy; the Wellcome book prize longlist; Mira Jacob’s memoir to be adapted as a comedy series; and other news.
Upcoming international titles; when not to tag an author; Dan Chiasson’s political signage stands tall; and other news.
Stephen King announces new novel; Esmé Weijun Wang on writing about schizoaffective disorder; Valerie Stivers cooks from Iris Murdoch; and other news.
A new story in Angie Thomas’s Garden Heights; Behrouz Boochani wins Victorian Prize; Amélie Wen Zhao postpones debut novel amid social media controversy; and other news.
Chigozie Obioma on learning Turkish; clearing space in oppressive utterances; the bond between authors and audiobook narrators; and other news.
Juliet Lapidos on the age of the screen adaptation; Sally Wen Mao on hope; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt restructures; and other news.
Emma Cline in this week’s New Yorker; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the state of the world via Delta’s customer service; remembering Diana Athill; and other news.
Jamil Jan Kochai on the elasticity of stories; debut writers to watch; Jay Asher sues Society of Children’s Book Writers; and other news.
Mellon Foundation grants $1.2 million to diversify publishing; furloughed workers find relief in books; Joyce Carol Oates on survival; and other news.
John Ashbery’s library; Jane Austen’s portrait; MacKenzie Bezos’s fictional women; and other news.
Edgar Award nominees; National Book Critics Circle finalists; new imprint Celadon Books; and other news.
U.K. poetry sales on the rise; Penguin moves uptown; poets keep language honest; and other news.
Hilton Als on James Baldwin; Akil Kumarasamy wins Story Prize Spotlight; federal shutdown affects D.C. booksellers; and other news.
Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir; Emily Jungmin Yoon on memory; Sherrilyn Kenyon accuses husband of attempted murder; and other news.