Shelly Oria reflects on curating an anthology on reproductive freedom; the Guggenheim seeks a poet-in-residence for 2022; Entertainment Weekly reveals the cover of Lisa Taddeo’s third book; and other stories.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Robert Rubsam writes in praise of annotating books; essayist Rax King shares her Grub Street Diet; several writers feature on this year’s OUT 100 list; and other stories.
Hannah Oliver Depp takes the helm at the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association; Entertainment Weekly announces Emma Straub’s next novel; Publishers Weekly recaps Astra Publishing House’s first two years; and other stories.
Cofounder Rebecca Fitting closes out her time at Greenlight Bookstore; Shawn Welcome begins his tenure as poet laureate of Orlando, Florida; Five Nigerian writers express both hope and despair about their country’s current state of affairs; and other stories.
Penguin Random House shares new data on workforce demographics; Ed Park writes on the new film adaption of Dune; Lincoln Michel considers the prevalence of baseball in literature; and other stories.
Poet Jonah Mixon-Webster delves into the meaning of the N-word; Ron Charles decries Republican politicians in Virginia who are attempting to control what literature is taught in schools; Colm Tóibín explains his fascination with Thomas Mann; and other stories.
Mellon president Elizabeth Alexander writes about the value of the arts; Derrick Austin discusses celebrating friendship in Tenderness; James Hannaham champions flexibility when it comes to form; and other stories.
Irma McClaurin archives the lives and work of Black women; Samantha Rose Hill calls attention to the lesser-known sides of Hannah Arendt; Melissa Lozada-Oliva reflects on the impetus behind her novel in verse; and other stories.
Anuk Arudpragasam reflects on the relationship between his first and second novels; the New Yorker shares an excerpt from R. Kikuo Johnson’s latest graphic novel; David Rapp of Kirkus reviews the newly released Dune adaptation; and other stories.
Kalani Pickhart discusses the complex structure of her debut; Zeba Blay recalls the experience of recording her audiobook; Nina MacLaughlin writes about the Hunter’s Moon; and other stories.
White Whale Bookstore expands; B. J. Hollars writes in praise of Gary Paulsen’s quieter novels; Avni Vyas discusses conjuring the titular figure in Little God; and other stories.
The men who constructed “Spain’s Elena Ferrante,” Carmen Mola; coauthors Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman discuss their complementary writing styles; Joss Lake reflects on the speculative elements in Future Feeling; and other stories.
The movement to credit translators on book covers; finalists for this year’s CHIRBy Awards; Gabrielle Drolet writes about the precarity of freelance writing; and other stories.
Literary nonprofit Slice to close down; Casey Plett reflects on the appeal of writing story collections; Amitava Kumar makes the case for including visual elements in literary books; and other stories.
Longtime literary agent Philip Spitzer has died; Pyae Moe Thet War writes about the many stages of writing a book; Elizabeth Bruenig weighs in on “Who Is the Bad Art Friend?”; and other stories.
Publishers Weekly recaps the Brooklyn Book Festival; the New York Public Library will no longer charge late fees; Jocelyn Nicole Johnson shares her path to writing; and other stories.
Larissa Pham reviews Afterparties by the late Anthony Veasna So; Beth Gilstrap searches for beauty and hope on and off the page; new prize seeks to support diverse independent publishers; and other stories.
Merve Emre interviews Jonathan Franzen for Vulture; memoirist and musician Michelle Zauner discusses claiming her Koreanness; Myriam J. A Chancy celebrates fellow Caribbean writers; and other stories.
A. A. Balaskovits describes the cultural power of the fairy tale; Jean Huang considers citrus as a symbol in literature; Piers Torday calls for richer representation of the animal world; and other stories.
Reginald Dwayne Betts reacts to winning a MacArthur Fellowship; Megan O’Grady writes on the evolution of the memoir; Katie Kitamura discusses the grammar of her latest novel; and other stories.
Literary Arts Emergency Fund to reopen for second round of applications; beloved publicist Gregory Henry has died; Anthony Doerr shares sources of inspiration; and other stories.
Beloved poet Kamilah Aisha Moon has died; Chuck Palahniuk describes the lifeline of a good idea; ICM Partners set to be acquired by Creative Artists Agency; and other stories.
Sari Botton debuts How’s the Writing Going? column; Trisha R. Thomas discusses the art of historical fiction; Richa Kaul Padte recommends women writers “who write India as it feels”; and other stories.
Margaret Busby receives the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award; the recipients of this year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prizes have been revealed; J.T. Bushnell shares how he sustains his writing practice; and other stories.
David Schurman Wallace writes about “the new stakes of poetry in the networked age”; McKayla Coyle and Alexandria Juarez celebrate bisexuality on the page; Alice McDermott reflects on questions of life and craft; and other stories.