Librarians meet on Capitol Hill to fight for funding; children’s book author and illustrator Peter Spier has died; David Grann on writing history and confronting the unknown; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Three new story collections by immigrant writers; new anthology of West Virginia writers; Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians television series; and other news.
Jim Shepard wins $30,000 Rea Award; a protest poetry survival kit for women; study measures poetry-induced chills; and other news.
Lisa Ko on writing and rewriting her debut novel; Tor Books launches experimental genre imprint; poet Jack Muller has died; and other news.
Writer and editor Jean Stein has died; more than 41 percent of U.K. readers lie about what they’ve read; Elizabeth Strout on embracing childhood feelings; and other news.
Poetry and prose books by Latinx authors to read for a hundred days and beyond; U.K. readers turn back to the print book while Chinese readers embrace the e-book; Almog Behar on bridging the gap between Arabic and Hebrew writers; and other news.
PEN America releases report on the state of free speech in the first hundred days of Donald
Trump’s presidency; Mohsin Hamid on writing fiction and migration; the New Yorker profiles poet Morgan Parker; and other news.
Barnes & Noble names Demos Parneros as its new CEO; Michelle Dean on Granta’s “Best American Young Novelists” and the conflicting impulses of American fiction writers; Major Jackson’s “Renga for Obama” to conclude this Sunday; and other news.
Viet Thanh Nguyen makes a case against the writing workshop; tracing the origins of well-known quotes; Mohammed Hasan Alwan wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction; and other news.
Robert M. Pirsig has died; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt makes another round of layoffs; Monica Youn on poetry, women, and property; and other news.
Theater company commissions thirty-eight new Shakespeare-inspired plays; what the Proto-Indo-European language may have sounded like; the growth of explicitly political poetry; and other news.
Man Booker International Prize shortlist announced; Bill O’Reilly’s 1998 novel about a fired TV newsman; the subjectivity of literary taste; and other news.
Henry Holt to continue publishing Bill O’Reilly; the process of adding words to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary; Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai to publish picture book; and other news.
Finalists announced for the 2017 Best Translated Book Awards; a classics scholar and his father recreate the journey of Odysseus; typos in literature; and other news.
Donald Trump plugs a stunt book with blank pages; Patricia Lockwood as poet and Twitter maven; Lena Dunham talks books; and other news.
Kathryn Schulz chronicles literature’s obsession with the Arctic; the case for hate-reading; an anesthesiologist’s take on poetry; and other news.
Picador editor on supporting overlooked voices; new e-book project explores digital ownership; Margaret Atwood’s additions to The Handmaid’s Tale audiobook; and other news.
Anonymous writer leads campaign to restore the Mosul University Library in Iraq; new book celebrates the Library of Congress card catalogue; unpublished Sylvia Plath letters reveal domestic abuse; and other news.
This year’s top ten frequently challenged books; unique Little Free Libraries; fast-growing independent publishers; and other news.
Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announced; a guide to author readings; Margaret Atwood profiled in the New Yorker; and more.
A visual biography of Sylvia Plath; Constance DeJong on the thirtieth anniversary republication of her novel Modern Love; Donald Barthelme’s first novel comes to the stage; and other news.
Hunter S. Thompson’s Rolling Stone legacy; Academy of Arts and Letters award winners; a Mary Gaitskill primer; and other news.
Rebecca Solnit and the impact of feminist storytelling; Edgar Allen Poe’s foray into natural philosophy; the challenges of writing a Trump biography for children; and other news.
Colum McCann’s writing advice; Patricia Lockwood on her new memoir, Priestdaddy; the changing definition of historical fiction; and other news.
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist announced; the intersections of poetry and fashion; the cultural range and wit of the late Umberto Eco; and other news.