Most sought-after out-of-print books; Pablo Neruda reburied in Chile; writing joy in memoirs of grief; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
From playwright to novelist; novelist Angela Flournoy’s moment; poet logic; and other news.
Rigoberto González on the marginalization of Latino poets; celebrities and their “book selfies”; Pulitzers boost book sales; and other news.
Shakespeare at four hundred; poetry’s etymology; the risk of writing between genres; and other news.
Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary; the poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop; Bret Easton Ellis on the Broadway version of his novel American Psycho; and other news.
Fanny Howe’s poetry of resistance; Emily St. John Mandel reflects on her book tour; NEA grants $550,000 to Library of America; and other news.
Romance-only bookstore; earliest manuscripts by women on display in new exhibit; a conversation with poet Li-Young Lee; and other news.
Hilary Mantel’s writing day; an interview with National Book Award winner Ha Jin; U. of Illinois launches massive open online course in Modern American poetry; and other news.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
Discoveries from reading for an audience; on the life and work of Dorothy Parker; Blanche Knopf’s hand in the publishing empire; and other news.
Marianne Moore’s revival; first books after forty; a new Kindle for book fetishists; and other news.
Beverly Cleary turns a hundred; writer Idra Novey’s love letter to translation; PEN literary awards announced; and other news.
Hilton Als on Maggie Nelson; college poetry slam athleticism; on attending AWP as a black woman; and other news.
Moleskine notebooks offer digital sets; the literary rules of Cervantes and Shakespeare; editor Vivian Lee on nurturing writers of color; and other news.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing the Black Panther comics; Guggenheim fellowships announced; the biases in marketing African fiction; and other news.
Goodreads hits 50 million reviews; how poetry teaches kids to love reading; the Bible to become Tennessee’s official state book; and other news.
What literature can do that op-eds cannot; Ian McKellen returns $1.4 million memoir advance; James Hannaham wins $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; and other news.
Beverly Cleary on turning a hundred; Ahmed Naji to receive PEN Freedom to Write Award; Hachette-Perseus Book Group deal closed; and other news.
Nobel laureate Imre Kertész has died; reading past bad first impressions; judges for the 2016 National Book Awards announced; and other news.
Flint, Michigan, teen poets on the power of art; the Los Angeles Times appoints major writers as new book-critics-at-large; Afghani book drive helps build libraries in areas struck by violence; and other news.
VIDA: Women in Literary Arts releases 2015 VIDA Count; an interview with Los Angeles poet laureate Luis J. Rodriguez; a field report of Shakespeare’s First Folio cross-country tour; and other news.
The problem of the “important, inappropriate literary man;” Harper Lee letters go to auction this week; on writing fully realized characters; and other news.
Celebrated author Jim Harrison has died; Irish writers reflect on the 1916 rebellion; children’s author Beverly Cleary on turning a hundred and her writing career; and other news.
American Psycho reconsidered; the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction; on confessional writing by women; and other news.
On the craft choices of debut novelists; BuzzFeed launches section for new writing; missing Hong Kong editor returns; and other news.