Finalists for the Man Booker Prize share their inspirations; the rise of the Instapoet; poet Linda Gregerson on poetry and communication; and other news.
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Haruki Murakami on his new novel; Stephen Elliot files lawsuit against creator of “Shitty Media Men” list; TV writers who started out as novelists; and other news.
Going hungry at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop; Ursula K. Le Guin’s final book of poems; self-published titles pass the million mark; and other news.
Maggie Gyllenhaal to produce Elena Ferrante’s The Lost Daughter; Katy Waldman on the literary world and #MeToo; the line between literary homage and theft; and other news.
Haruki Murakami’s new book turns toward middle age; the first official trailer for Good Omens released; Kate Atkinson on the “callous art” of peer book reviews; and other news.
Maine writers pen letter urging Senator Collins to vote “no” to Kavanaugh; Idra Novey on the silence of sexual assault in literature; Angela Flournoy profiles director Barry Jenkins; and other news.
Multiple parties express interest in acquiring Barnes & Noble; longlist announced for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence; a new novel by Elizabeth Gilbert; and other news.
A Public Space honors Michael Silverblatt; Garrison Keillor event cancelled; Fatima Farheen Mirza on working with Sarah Jessica Parker; and other news.
Three contemporary poets on identity, form, and politics; Kuwait banning more and more books; Heti, de Witt, and Edugyan make Giller Prize shortlist; and other news.
Daniel Mendelsohn struggles through six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle; Ben Fountain finds humor in the absurdity of politics; man at the center of Nobel Prize scandal is convicted; and other news.
Poet Catherine Barnett on loneliness and comedy; Oprah Winfrey to award Toni Morrison Center for Fiction’s lifetime achievement award; on having an identity outside of poetry; and other news.
A case against Banned Books Week; Flannery O’Connor’s reading list; Amazon and Nicole Kidman to adapt Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion; and other news.
Longlist for $75,000 Cundill History Prize announced; New York Review of Books contributors pen letter protesting Ian Buruma’s “forced resignation”; John Green’s surprise publicity campaign for his brother; and other news.
Hilton Als on Tracy K. Smith’s poetry of desire; the Free Black Women’s Library; Hunter S. Thompson letters put up for auction; and other news.
Michelle Obama announces book tour; Yiyun Li on grief and fiction; German bookseller teams up with a butcher and baker; and other news.
Elizabeth Metzger on Max Ritvo’s last poems; Barnes & Noble opens new prototype store; Dutch theater company adapts A Little Life; and other news.
Ian Buruma out at New York Review of Books; Bob Woodward’s Fear is the fastest-selling book in Simon & Schuster’s history; New York Media to triple its book coverage; and other news.
Doron Weber to receive National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award; essayist Elissa Washuta on addiction and writing; Khaled Hosseini’s new book on the Syrian refugee crisis; and other news.
Dwight Garner reviews the conclusion of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle series; Emma Ramadan on translation; Apple releases revamped books app; and other news.
Haruki Murakami withdraws his nomination for the alternative Nobel Prize; Ian Buruma on his decision to publish Jian Ghomeshi; imagined Tinder exchanges between literature’s great couples; and other news.
The Jane Austen Pineapple Appreciation Society; Mark Tauber to lead new nonfiction imprint at Chronicle Books; the growth of Chinese American literature; and other news.
Bob Woodward’s Fear has already sold 1 million copies; romance novelist charged with killing husband; the fight over Franz Kafka’s manuscripts; and other news.
Gary Shteyngart on “one of the most unexpected and crushing lines in fiction”; Whiting Foundation expands its annual literary magazine prizes; Ron Charles takes down James Frey’s Katerina; and other news.
Saint Rita’s Traveling Bookstore; the ultimate round-up of Fall 2018 books; books everyone lies about having read; and other news.
Memoir by John Steinbeck’s second wife to be published; Teju Cole on the meaning of resistance; poet Dorothea Lasky on poetry and obsessions; and other news.