Print books and children’s development; Kurt Vonnegut’s wife; British contemporary poetry and race; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Dawn Lundy Martin on creativity and experimentation in poetry; Joyce Carol Oates’s favorite 2015 books; how to split an infinitive; and other news.
Posthumous publication profits; Donald Trump’s poetry; in defense of simple words; and other news.
Black Mountain College retrospective; Ernest Hemingway biopic; writing towards conformity; and other news.
Underrated books; Jean Valentine interviewed; Franny Choi at PBS NewsHour; and other news.
Jeanette Winterson and Marlon James in conversation; notable books of 2015; Kobe Bryant announces his retirement in a poem; and other news.
Cultural figures call for release of Palestinian poet facing execution; Ta-Nehisi Coates on hope; John Freeman profiles Ben Lerner; and other news.
The public intellectual in the age of specialization; Palestinian poet sentenced to death for denouncing Islam; Luc Sante interviewed; and other news.
The New Yorker launches novella column; Greek New Testament fragment discovered on eBay; editor John Freeman on starting literary journal Freeman’s; and other news.
Vonnegut novel to be adapted into television series; Hemingway tops French best-seller list; Los Angeles Library dedicates branch to poet Wanda Coleman; and other news.
Claudia Rankine interviewed; million-dollar literary debuts; William Blake among the ages; and other news.
Denver bookstore vandalized; New York Public Library acquires New York Review of Books archives; National Book Award winners announced tonight; and other news.
Poet defeats former general in Myanmar election; Amazon names Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies as book of the year; marginalia’s hidden life; and other news
Shakespeare & Company bookstore served as refuge during Paris attacks; The Diary of Anne Frank gets a coauthor; literature’s relation to evolutionary theory; and other news.
Rimbaud museum opens in poet’s hometown; unpublished Charlotte Brontë short story discovered; Faber closes sales distribution service for indie publishers; and other news.
Value of first editions of twentieth-century classics increases; Roland Barthes at one hundred; “experimental” Millennial bookstore to open in London; and other news.
Louisiana bookstores challenge age verification law; Oxford University library acquires lost Percy Bysshe Shelley poem; teacher claims Jack the Ripper was a poet; and other news.
Charlie Hebdo editor’s manifesto to be published posthumously; General Electric’s influence on Kurt Vonnegut; Hemingway’s letters; and other news.
World Fantasy Award to drop H. P. Lovecraft as trophy’s model; on having one’s book banned from a school curriculum; the endurance of the short story; and other news.
Arundhati Roy joins protest of Indian government; “binge-watch” named Collins Dictionary word of the year; Chilean government acknowledges potential role in Neruda’s death; and other news.
Roxane Gay awarded PEN’s Freedom to Write prize; on publishing Lydia Davis; His Dark Materials trilogy adapted for television; and other news.
Mary Gaitskill on Anna Karenina; booksellers react to Amazon’s first physical bookstore; popular 19th-century women writers you may not have heard of; and other news.
#NaGrafWriMo; Karl Ove Knausgaard on Michel Houellebecq; Cheryl Strayed answers your questions; and other news.
Jorie Graham’s modernist poetry; Amazon Publishing launches poetry contest; James Franco narrates Vonnegut audiobook; and other news.
Literary Halloween costumes; poetry’s practicality; dystopian tales that reflect reality; and other news.