Tiana Clark on Black burnout; readers focus on mental health in the New Year; Kamala Harris’s memoir; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Claudia Rankine on the stories behind Citizen; Dani Shapiro’s reading list; the Believer Book Awards longlist; and other news.
Dagmawi Woubshet on Baldwin; National Jewish Book Awards; Tommy Pico on the road; and other news.
The first reviews for Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This; J. K. Rowling’s advice for writers; the meaning of dystopian fiction now; and other news.
Roxane Gay on literary fame; winners of the 2018 Costa Book Awards announced; rejecting the advice to tidy up bookshelves; and other news.
Serving books and beer in Indianapolis; Chigozie Obioma on his new novel; more of the new year’s most anticipated books; and other news.
How to read more in 2019; Holocaust novelist Edgar Hilsenrath has died; London’s Feminist Library saved from closure; and other news.
A profile of Sally Rooney; a case for teacherless writing classes; an interview with Chigozie Obioma; and other news.
Books by women and nonbinary writers of color to read in 2019; classic works enter the public domain; the evolving art of audiobooks; and other news.
House passes bill to continue federal funding for libraries; a deep dive into the “Future Book”; Alexander Chee’s diet diary; and other news.
Laura Miller on Alice Walker; GrubStreet to open new cultural center in Boston; audiobooks for your holiday drive; and other news.
Donadio & Olson literary agency file for bankruptcy; Lydia Kiesling’s struggle with My Struggle; a critic laments his “ghost list;” and other news.
Chelsea Clinton’s new children’s book; Alice Walker under fire; Beastie Boys Book takes audiobooks to the next level; and other news.
A year of reorganization at the Big Five publishers; a deep-dive into Walden, A Game; Pamela Paul on the best books of the year; and other news.
Hanif Abdurraqib profiles Natasha Trethewey; Nation Books changes its name; NEH announces $14.8 million in grants; and other news.
Michelle Obama adds more dates to book tour; Michael Wolff among highest-paid authors of 2018; a plea to buy more books in Brazil; and other news.
John le Carré’s next novel tackles division and rage; Beinecke Library acquires David Sedaris papers; the contested legacy of Atticus Finch; and other news.
Curtis Sittenfeld signs a deal with Audible Originals; Patricia Lockwood wins Thurber Prize for Humor; Tracy K. Smith on poetry and politics; and other news.
Gwydion Suilebhan announced as PEN/Faulkner Foundation’s new executive director; Russian writer Andrei Bitov had died; Joyce glasses and Yeats book fetch high prices at auction; and other news.
Teju Cole joins Harvard creative writing faculty; Ingram rumored to make bid to buy Baker & Taylor retailing arm; New Yorker and Vulture critics share their favorite books of 2018; and other news.
New York Times critics on their favorite books of 2018; online distribution platform Ganxy will close; James Frey wins Bad Sex in Fiction award; and other news.
Writers on their favorite books of 2018; Mystery Writers of America rescind prize from Linda Fairstein; Jericho Brown and Tracy K. Smith talk poetry; and other news.
Michelle Obama’s Becoming is the best-selling book of the year; how to get a book deal from your Instagram account; the case for quitting a book; and other news.
Booksellers concerned about holiday inventory; three recent thrillers by women about female rage; Sally Rooney’s Normal People named Waterstones book of the year, and other news.
Attorneys in Barnes & Noble lawsuit to meet this week; Electric Literature launches Electric Eel; a profile of Brigid Hughes; and other news.