Tom Wolfe novel adapted as miniseries without his knowledge; Margaret Atwood on Trump supporters and her fictional dystopias; Man Booker winner László Krasznahorkai on various notions of “home”; and other news.
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A new app transcribes interviews; Curtis Sittenfeld on writing and friendship; famous novelists reimagine Shakespeare; and other news.
Claudia Rankine on black glamour; Dave Eggers launches music project to protest Trump campaign; debut novelist Max Porter on writing and editing; and other news.
Authors Guild offers new Emerging Writer Membership; authors’ favorite scary stories; the legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin; and other news.
New York Review Books reissues Henry Green’s novels; Vietnam authorities arrest writer for criticizing government; Spanish poet Luis Alberto de Cuenca on blending high and popular culture in his work; and other news.
Funny books recommended by funny writers; mislabeling story collections as novels; poetry and the urban experience; and other news.
National Book Award finalists announced; on women writers’ privacy and author photos; Junot Díaz on the role of the humanities; and other news.
October book recommendations; National Book Award winner Phil Klay’s open letter to Donald Trump; how novelists write about climate change; and other news.
A reader’s guide to the fall’s big literary awards; The Women of Brewster Place novelist Gloria Naylor has died; London theater will present the first stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels; and other news.
Art forgery fiction; Arundhati Roy to publish second novel after twenty years; U.K. releases Agatha Christie stamps; and other news.
PEN appoints Saeed Jones and Hanya Yanagihara to its board of trustees; Mary Karr on memoir and the faults of memory; on the success of Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train; and other news.
President Obama proclaims October as National Arts and Humanities Month; National Book Foundation announces 5 Under 35 honorees; Hollywood’s “most sought-after word nerds”; and other news.
Viet Than Nguyen on cultural appropriation; Stephen King’s “singular weirdness”; Authors Guild condemns Google’s “commercial use of expressive authorship”; and other news.
“Diverse” books are more likely to be banned; the legacy of Henry James; Maggie Nelson on how poetry informs her nonfiction; and other news.
Earnest versus cool prose; how poetry defamiliarizes experience; Adonis on poetry as salvation; and other news.
James Patterson cancels publication of novel The Murder of Stephen King; Lidia Yuknavitch reimagines Joan of Arc; PEN releases report on China’s censorship of foreign journalists; and other news.
New Yorker profiles Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; a reflection on Langston Hughes’s “I, Too”; Emma Donoghue on Emily Dickinson; and other news.
Robert A. Caro receives National Book Foundation lifetime achievement award; fiction writer Brit Bennett on her debut novel; comic book authors publish book to benefit Orlando victims; and other news.
Hilton Als on Edward Albee; Athens named World Book Capital 2018; the lost and found poetry of Misuzu Kaneko; and other news.
Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died; Ottessa Moshfegh on writing her Man Booker shortlisted novel Eileen; how long it took authors to write their famous novels; and other news.
Louise Glück and James McBride receive National Humanities Medals; poet Elizabeth Alexander on the Museum of African American History and Culture; Carla Hayden sworn in as fourteenth librarian of congress; and other news.
On New Yorker poetry; serial publication and the collaborative writing process; Lena Dunham named spokesperson for Indies First; and other news.
Machine uses radiation to scan contents of ancient books; Nick Flynn and Roy Scranton on the poetics of war; Jennifer Weiner’s reaction to Oprah’s book club pick; and other news.
Lionel Shriver’s remarks spark backlash at Australian book fest; Kazim Ali on interdisciplinary approaches to writing; Man Booker shortlist announced; and other news.
OED adds Roald Dahl coinages to celebrate author’s centenary; speaking with the unofficial poet laureate of Twitter; David Foster Wallace eight years after his death; and other news.