Serving books and beer in Indianapolis; Chigozie Obioma on his new novel; more of the new year’s most anticipated books; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
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.
Barry Jenkins calls on Hollywood to adapt more Black literature; Abrams cancels graphic novel after criticism; short fictions inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe; and other news.
The next generation of Black publishing; longtime librarian of Congress James H. Billington has died; Meg Wolitzer on feminism and fiction; and other news.
Barnes & Noble will open ten to fifteen new stores in 2019; BuzzFeed News surveys more than 1,400 librarians about their work; a store of rare Black books opens in Atlanta; and other news.
Novelist and screenwriter William Goldman has died; Ida Vitale wins Miguel de Cervantes Prize; the New Yorker interviews Rachel Cusk; and other news.
An open letter to Elena Ferrante; Dan Brown on how to write a bestseller; Hilton Als on Ntozake Shange; and other news.