Lucy Ellmann on the origins of Ducks, Newburyport; Mimi Lok considers the nature of memory; Garrett Caples revisits the poetry of Samuel Greenberg; and other stories.
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Michelle Hart previews forthcoming LGBTQ titles; Kacen Callender discusses audience; Adrienne Brodeur talks writing with compassion; and other stories.
GQ selects its best books of 2019; Jeff VanderMeer on writing in the shadow of climate change and political crisis; New York Times book critics reflect on 2019 favorites; and other stories.
Ken Liu discusses his popular translations of Chinese science fiction; Jenna Bush Hager selects Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations for her book club; JP Gritton talks writing an unlikable character; and other stories.
Lucy Scholes highlights a lost work of fiction; Carolina De Robertis talks queer joy and pleasure; Naja Marie Aidt on writing while grieving; and other stories.
Eve L. Ewing on finding poetry in the world; writing for the AIDS crisis; the New York Times selects new and notable translated fiction; and other stories.
Classical Arabic literature in translation; Dexter Palmer on writing historical fiction; poetry without borders; and other stories.
How to pick the ten best books of the year; a new micropublisher unearthing lost writing; art for the AIDS crisis; and other stories.
The New Jersey bookstore that’s a “time machine”; Ross Kenneth Urken on researching the histories of loved ones; Ilka Tampke on being labeled “underrated”; and other stories.
Saeed Jones on love and grief; Alyssa Hull recommends optimistic climate fiction; Annette Weisser on countering broad cancer narratives; and other stories.
Michael Chabon on Ursula K. Le Guin; “Climate Emergency” named Oxford Dictionaries word of the year; Leigh Camacho Rourks talks murder; and other stories.
Rare Virginia Woolf materials sold to the New York Public Library; Sarah M. Broom talks writing with uncertainty; Jennifer S. Cheng considers the art of retelling; and other stories.
Emilie Moorhouse talks translating Joyce Mansour; a tiny Charlotte Brontë manuscript returns to England; Karthika Naïr on bringing new voices to old histories; and other stories.
Kimberly King Parsons talks writing process; Kathleen McNerney on translating the women writers of Catalonia; authors and editors recommend books by Indigenous authors; and other stories.
Heather O’Neill wins the fifth annual Writers’ Trust Fellowship; Langston Hughes reviews James Baldwin in 1958; Mary Gaitskill discusses writing in the time of #MeToo; and other stories.
Bryan Washington’s Lot wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award; TIME shares its ten best novels of the 2010s; National Book Award finalists talk inspiration; and other stories.
An early Charlotte Brontë manuscript is up for sale; Ann Patchett shares fact-checking stories; Jake Skeets talks Diné poetics; and other stories.
New developments at Amazon’s imprint for work in translation; the Astro Poets discuss their origins; Sophie Gilbert considers Margaret Atwood over the years; and other stories.
Vijay Seshadri on the art of poetry editing; a Toronto bookshop focuses on social justice; a poet ventures inside corporate America; and other stories.
David Whyte on intimacy and loneliness; Reginald Dwayne Betts embraces a multiplicity of identities; Michelle Tea talks autobiographical writing and building a life; and other stories.
Two Lines Press launches a new imprint for translations; Alex Segura on plotting a multi-book series; Dina Nayeri on the complex lives of migrants and refugees; and other stories.
Celebrating the radical writings of Silvina Ocampo; Jameson Fitzpatrick and Diana Hamilton talk the pleasures of teaching poetry; Édouard Louis novels on stage; and other stories.
Carmen Maria Machado on writing into existing histories; Reginald Dwayne Betts embraces multiplicity; Heather Christle on piecing together vignettes; and other stories.
Richard Ford set to receive the Paris Review’s lifetime achievement award; Daphne Merkin considers the shifting and disappearing literary communities of her time; Thessaly La Force revisits a vital work of Japanese American literature; and other stories.
Jami Attenberg on solitude; Elif Batuman reads and rereads Edith Wharton; the Astro Poets discuss their origins; and other stories.