Bhutan’s underground literary scene; British publisher John Calder has died; the 1920s cure for writer’s block; and other news.
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Khaled Hosseini on staying engaged with the refugee crisis; Joshua Cohen interviews Harold Bloom; fictional snacks; and other news.
Tracy K. Smith announces tour for her forthcoming American poetry anthology; Rebecca Solnit’s favorite books; the hundred best horror stories; and other news.
Vogue visits the set of HBO’s adaptation of My Brilliant Friend; musician Jeff Tweedy to publish memoir in November; PBS’s search for America’s favorite novel; and other news.
Finalists for 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prizes announced; chatbot has written more that twelve million poems; MacDowell Colony executive director Cheryl Young to retire next year; and other news.
How poets of color are changing contemporary poetry; writers on whether you need a creative writing MFA; revisiting Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poetry; and other news.
Ilya Kaminsky on returning to his hometown; Anthony Bourdain fan fiction; a bank robber’s debut novel; and other news.
Poet Anya Silver has died; Langston Hughes’s true birth year; the politics of erasure; and other news.
Poet Justin Phillip Reed on his debut collection; books written like television; fan fiction goes mainstream; and other news.
The $30,000 book about Ferrari; on balancing a job with multiple writing projects; Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan developing original Amazon series; and other news.
22 percent of women report being sexually harassed in the publishing industry; Astrid Holleeder’s blockbuster true-crime novel translated into English; dictionary controversy; and other news.
Former clients of fraudulent children’s literary agent Danielle Smith speak out; a dark library in Taiwan offers unconventional way to select books; Nicole Sealey on the poetry of Ellen Bass; and other news.
Russian writer Vladimir Voinovich has died; literary FOMO; Nation poetry editors apologize for publishing Anders Carlson-Wee poem; and other news.
Abrams acquires Overlook Press; Morgan Parker on her new poetry collection, Magical Negro; why doctors should read fiction; and other news.
Children’s book literary agent Danielle Smith accused of forging offer letters; the power of Forugh Farrokhzad’s poetry; app NoveList offers book recommendations; and other news.
Publishing guru Judith Appelbaum has died; why we reread childhood books as an adult; a look back on the Penguin Group–Random House merger; and other news.
Jesmyn Ward on moving back to the South; Publishers Weekly’s most anticipated fall books; Lauren Groff on the wit of Elizabeth Hardwick; and other news.
José Olivarez on poetry and failure; Lily Cole makes film inspired by Wuthering Heights; Graywolf releases anthology of indigenous poetry; and other news.
Two men charged in one of the largest library thefts in history; an interview with Laura Van Den Berg; Whitman Neighborhood Project; and other news.
Elena Ferrante on why she no longer believes in literary novelty; the monkey behind Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax; self-destructive antiheroines; and other news.
Paula Deen's husband wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest; Ta-Nehisi Coates to leave role at Atlantic; a bookstore devoted to food writing; and other news.
Hanif Abdurraqib on writing something bigger than yourself; lunchtime poetry; Min Jin Lee on Han Kang’s fiction; and other news.
A day in the life of indie publisher Akashic Books; House of Representatives rejects amendment to cut funding from NEA and NEH; Lauren Groff of novels versus stories; and other news.
John Irving wins lifetime achievement award; longlists for National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose announced; Lin-Manuel Miranda to publish book of inspirational tweets; and other news.
How Afghan poetry helped the U.S. military; Winnie-the-Pooh illustration sells for £430,000 at auction; Kamala Harris to publish memoir in January 2019; and other news.