How many exclamation points to use in fiction; Swansea University announces the longlist for the 2017 International Dylan Thomas Prize; fiction writer William Melvin Kelley has died; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
The reading styles of slam poets versus page poets; tips and strategies for surviving AWP; John Rechy on mystery in fiction; and other news.
The books Steven Bannon reads; Paul Auster on solitude and his 866-page novel; Tongue relaunches; and other news.
The career of “master of quirk” Jason Rekulak; the hazards of beauty in poetry; a renga for Obama; and other news.
Poems to read for Black History Month; marketing books with expletive-laden titles; James Baldwin documentary opens today; and other news.
Solmaz Sharif on poetry that moves beyond diagnosis; fiction writer Bharati Mukherjee has died; Ursula Le Guin on fact versus fiction; and other news.
Hillary Clinton to publish book of essays in the fall; New York City and BuzzFeed Books launch “One Book, One New York”; the political cartoons of Dr. Seuss; and other news.
Women’s Prize for Fiction seeks new sponsor; Roxane Gay’s ABA conference keynote; Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy’s return to fiction; and other news.
Zelda Fitzgerald on screen; non-love poetry in translation; National Magazine Awards omits fiction category; and other news.
Poet Susan Howe wins lifetime achievement award; what funding cuts to the NEA and NEH means for writers; Latinx writers on the lack of Latinx faculty at retreats; and other news.
Ron Padgett on the poems he wrote for the film Paterson; Philip Roth on the similarities between the current presidency and one of his novels; writers on Burns Night; and other news.
“Dutch classic” 1947 novel translated into English for the first time; American Library Association announces winners of its Youth Media Awards; novelist Anuk Arudpragasam on articulating inner life; and other news.
Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty on Trump’s inauguration; Doubleday to publish Mark Twain fairytale; the modernization and politicization of Jane Austen; and other news.
Neil Gaiman writes television adaptation of Good Omens; forty-five queer feminist books to read now; the history of inaugural poets; and other news.
Pearson puts its stake in Penguin Random House up for sale; PEN Award finalists; a new browser extension encourages readers to use libraries; and other news.
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.