Gun that shot Arthur Rimbaud sells for $460,000; Erri De Luca wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award; Iceland’s poetic pastime; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Poet Gregory Pardlo on his forthcoming memoir; reading Yeats’s poetry in the age of Trump; rediscovered Robert Burns manuscript to go on display in Scotland; and other news.
Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on fashion and feminism; songwriters contribute to book project benefiting literacy nonprofits; Barbara Kingsolver on post-election America; and other news.
Poetry books to gift this holiday season; Anne Frank poem sells for $148,000; feminist InstaPoets; and other news.
Anti-fascist reading list; Paul Celan film; remembering short story writer William Trevor; and other news.
Zadie Smith’s new novel to be adapted for television; an interview with poet Jericho Brown; fiction writer Garth Greenwell on James Baldwin’s influence; and other news.
On retiring the term “graphic novel”; post-election reading list; the “Windshield Poet”; and other news.
Oldest-known stone carving of Ten Commandments sells at auction; Medieval book curses; celebrating Native American author James Welch; and other news.
Excerpts from Bad Sex in Fiction award contenders; biography in the age of Twitter; 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel that may have predicted the 2016 election; and other news.
Poets Nikky Finney and Donika Kelly in conversation; Dan Chiasson profiles poet Ishion Hutchinson; Dr. Seuss estate sues over Seuss-Star Trek “mashup” book; and other news.
Celebrity-led digital book clubs; an interview with National Book Foundation director Lisa Lucas; Walter Benjamin’s sonnets; and other news.
The importance of public libraries; director Pablo Larrain on his Pablo Neruda biopic; poet Lynn Melnick on activism and writing; and other news.
The unknown poems of Johnny Cash; funny books to read this fall; essayist Belle Boggs on motherhood and fertility; and other news.
Books to help understand Trump’s win; illustrations of bookstores around the world; contemporary Thai literature in translation; and other news.
Science fiction novels with a political bent; literary podcasts; former National Book Award judge argues against the awards’ recent changes; and other news.
Little Free Library celebrates fifty thousand locations; researchers create algorithm for machine to determine a book’s genre by its cover; poet Jim Harrison’s final interview; and other news.
Flaubert’s travel diary up for auction; sixteen books that explain this year’s election; PEN reports on missing Hong Kong booksellers; and other news.
The challenges of digitizing ancient manuscripts; an interview with Alexandra Kleeman; U.K. students who write outside of school in decline; and other news.
James Merrill House designated National Landmark; a profile of BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones; ten books to read in November; and other news.
NaNoWriMo advice; contemporary novelists on recreating the the 1980s; Murakami on embracing one’s inner darkness; and other news.
Witches as bodily translations of fear; Fanny Howe on religion and race; a tour of Marlon James’s Minneapolis loft; and other news.
Bob Dylan breaks Nobel silence; tips to get you ready for NaNoWriMo; memoir examines decline of Appalachian steel towns; and other news
Borges’s Library of Babel in 3D; online harassment of comic writer sparks conversation about misogyny in industry; Charles Dickens’s pet raven inspired Poe’s famous poem; and other news.
Man found guilty of murdering author and book dealer over rare copy of The Wind in the Willows; two interviews with late poet Max Ritvo; ten words whose meanings have changed drastically over time; and other news.
On the experiments that inspired T. C. Boyle’s new novel; the oldest continuously running bookstore in America; U.K. study finds school-age boys read “less thoroughly” than girls; and other news.