Little Free Library vandalized; Claire Messud’s reasons for writing fiction; Obama’s summer reading list; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
University of Akron Press “transitional” director appointed; David Foster Wallace’s “bro-lit” irony; Murakami’s answers to fan queries published as giant e-book; and other news.
Ukraine’s literary scene; early J. R. R. Tolkien story to be published for the first time; Florida high school removes book from summer reading list after parents complain; and other news.
Authors reflect on the #BlackLivesMatter movement; Elizabeth Alexander on writing through grief; writers respond to works at Storylines Guggenheim exhibit; and other news.
England marks thirtieth anniversary of Philip Larkin’s death; Lidia Yuknavitch on storytelling and violence; Astrid Lindgren’s WWII diaries to be released in U.S. next year; and other news.
Finding meaning in the nonsensical; a farewell to a speakeasy bookstore; George Braziller’s memoir-in-vignettes; and other news.
Bill Clegg on being an agent and an author; Ursula K. LeGuin shares her current literary preferences; author-hosted podcasts for your morning commute; and other news.
Fred Moten interviewed; Shirley Jackson on fan mail; Jonathan Franzen’s ideological critique; and other news.
New software streamlines authors’ e-mail archives; Mad Men book props up for auction; debut authors in conversation; and other news.
An introverted writer’s lament; Alan Cheuse has died; Charlie Hebdo’s sudden extreme wealth; and other news.
A “gritty” TV adaptation of Little Women; a map of literary road trips; Michigan bookstore refunds purchases of Go Set a Watchman; and other news.
NYC Dept. of Education to sign $30 million Amazon e-book deal; poet Richard Blanco on visiting Cuba; boy receives hundreds of book donations after Facebook message goes viral; and other news.
Hackers use Jane Austen to trick antivirus software; 2015 Man Booker longlist announced; how Lydia Davis’s short stories recreate social media’s effects; and other news.
The language of grief; David Foster Wallace’s entertainment anxiety; an interview with the late E. L. Doctorow; and other news.
Percival Everett interviewed at Virginia Quarterly Review; Roxane Gay on the death of Sandra Bland; retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson’s journey through the Adirondacks; and other news.
E. L. Doctorow's masterful manipulation of history; a new bookstore hostel opens in Tokyo; the key to rereading complex novels; and other news.
Banned books at Hong Kong’s book fair; Little Free Libraries “robbed”; authors recall memorable book tours; and other news.
Mark Stanford’s mark on American poetry; teenager heads successful book drive; college denies student’s protest of graphic novels; and other news.
Ernest Hemingway turns 116; Go Set a Watchman sells 1.1. million copies in one week; authors and critics confess their literary gaps; and other news.
American Psycho removed from Australian bookstore; one hundred thoughts on Kafka’s Metamorphosis; the rebirth of characters after their authors’ deaths; and other news.
The poetry of information overload; editors who helped shape literary classics; printing error results in copies of Go Set a Watchman missing pages of text; and other news.
A canonical poem’s many parodies; Harper Lee novel breaks sales records; our cultural obsession with newness; and other news.
Alice Munro honored on Canada Post stamp, Hachette Australia ends controversial publicity campaign; “cooked versus raw” poetry debate continues; and other news.
How Harper Lee’s new novel will affect her literary legacy; a ghostwriter’s experience; American author groups demand Amazon antitrust investigation; and other news.
Early reviews of Watchman spark public debate; established authors share their bad writing; former babies delivered by William Carlos Williams to gather in New Jersey this month; and other news.