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Elizabeth Alexander on her experience as an inaugural poet; writing prompts inspired by famous authors; a literary guide to the Sundance Film Festival; and other news.
Congressman John Lewis’s books sell out on Amazon following feud with Trump; more than ninety Writers Resist events held over the weekend; Margaret Atwood receives National Book Critics Circle lifetime achievement award; and other news.
John Yau on John Ashbery’s collage work; the novel in the age of Obama; on translating The Epic of Gilgamesh; and other news.
New fiction and poetry in translation; Chinese surgeon’s smog poem goes viral; book returned to Seattle library forty years overdue; and other news.
Fiction writer Yaa Gyasi on her debut novel; new Philip Levine poetry books; a survey of Great American Novels; and other news.
Nelson Doubleday Jr. Collection to go to auction next week; Florida librarians create fake borrowers to save books; Powell’s Books sends titles to Obama and Trump; and other news.
Upcoming screen adaptations of popular novels; Medium changes business model and cuts jobs; Central and South American books to read this year; and other news.
Mein Kampf becomes best-seller in Germany; Roxane Gay on her new story collection; Virginia school board considers proposal against “sexually explicit” literature; and other news.
Authors Yaa Gyasi and Emma Cline listed in Forbes’s 30 Under 30; Jonathan Lethem sells archive to Yale; Simon & Schuster deal controversy; and other news.
Juan Felipe Herrera selects poet Ray Gonzalez for Witter Bynner Fellowship; Asian American fiction published in 2016; Ta-Nehisi Coates on politics and writing; and other news.
Siri Hustvedt on literature and science; novelist Ahmed Naji released from prison; notable books from indie presses; and other news.
Bibliotherapy around the world; writers recommend classic books; poet astrologers; and other news.
Cynthia Nixon on playing Emily Dickinson; the Poetry Coalition; Jimmy Fallon donates $1 million to First Book; and other news.
The birth of African American literature; handwritten book by J. K. Rowling sells at auction for £370,000; Oprah’s new imprint; and other news.
New York City’s Shakespeare & Co. bookstore raises eight million dollars to expand; debut authors over thirty-five; wisdom from authors’ letter collections; and other news.
Austria’s fifty-two-letter word of the year; fiction inspired by real works of art; Minnesota health clinic incorporates poetry classes into wellness programs; and other news.
A consideration of sustainable funding for poets; Ha Jin on his new novel; Jeff VanderMeer funds full year of the Octavia Project; and other news.
Guardian to form partnership with Vice; on Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, and the Nobel Prize; Terry McDonnell on his new memoir; and other news.
Gabriel García Márquez; a poet examines U.S. government apologies to Native Americans over the past two centuries; and more.
Fiction writers Mat Johnson and Samuel Sattin on writing comics and novels; Artists struggle to create in Trump’s America; new literary, feminist, and political magazine seeks funding; and other news.
Creative nonfiction writer Janice Lee on her new essay collection; Kafka’s sexual phobias were actually pretty normal; Bob Dylan’s Nobel speech to be read on his behalf; and other news.
Westworld and writer’s block; topical book F*CK YOU, 2016 comes out tomorrow; Transit Press founders on publishing works in translation; and other news.
Merriam-Webster dictionary urges its users to stop looking up “fascism”; drink a cocktail made from old books; on working for a ghostwriter; and other news.
Gun that shot Arthur Rimbaud sells for $460,000; Erri De Luca wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award; Iceland’s poetic pastime; and other news.