Jami Attenberg on solitude; Elif Batuman reads and rereads Edith Wharton; the Astro Poets discuss their origins; and other stories.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Translators in conversation; Yanyi on adapting to a new creative schedule; horror in the new world; and other stories.
Alexander Chee on writing the other; Helen Garner burns her diaries; Jaquira Díaz talks the risks and rewards of writing a memoir; and other news.
New Elena Ferrante forthcoming; Téa Obreht on water; listening to Tracy K. Smith in the rain; and other news.
Sheila O’Connor on the things we can never know; Lilly Dancyger talks anger and writing; the New Yorker revisits T. S. Eliot; and other news.
Kathryn Court of Penguin Books announces retirement; Fiona Benson discusses her Forward Prize–winning collection; Leland Cheuk talks humor writing; and other news.
Carl Phillips considers the history of the Yale Younger Poets Prize; Saeed Jones finds home in Columbus, Ohio; Molara Wood charts the rise of Nigerian fiction; and other news.
A dynamic reading series in Austin, Texas; Tessa Hadley on setting; Kristina Marie Darling on dismantling tradition; and other news.
Four writers compare notes on desire; Maggie Su offers advice for flash fiction writers; why Marguerite Duras will help you survive the internet; and other news.
Indie bookstores collaborate to draw crowds; Courtney Maum discusses her latest novel, Costalegre; Vulture celebrates Tana French; and other stories.
New York magazine’s literary critic offers submission tips; three new books by trans writers; Megan Lynch moves to Flatiron Books; and other news.
Two online retailers in Australia will not sell Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill; PEN America launches six new chapters across the United States; James Wood considers the complex legacy of Harold Bloom; and other news.
Ronan Farrow uncovers “catch and kill” practices in the media industry; Ali Wong brings her humor to a memoir; Diana Khoi Nguyen considers the public sharing of grief; and other news.
Ocean Vuong interviews his friend and former professor Ben Lerner; Jaquira Díaz discusses her memoir, Ordinary Girls; Jung Chang talks politics and censorship in China; and other news.
John le Carré on his twenty-fifth novel; Adrienne Brodeur on the possibilities of memoir; Jennifer Croft, a translator for Olga Tokarczuk, celebrates the new laureate; and other news.
A conversation with John Freeman and newly minted laureate Olga Tokarczuk; Leigh Bardugo discusses her adult debut, Ninth House; Helen Phillips considers horror in The Need; and other news.
A Jane Austen letter up for auction; Carmen Maria Machado talks editing; at home with Ben Lerner; and other news.
Biblioasis publisher on the Ducks, Newburyport buzz; Michele Richardson raises copyright concerns with Jojo Moyes; Jess Row on the past and future of the MFA; and other news.
Booker Prize finalists talk inspiration; anticipating the Nobel Prizes for literature; the pleasures and challenges of used bookselling; and other news.
How gender figures in the work of Haruki Murakami; the risks of strict reading-level systems; an interactive comic at the Believer; and other news.
Four enduring publishers and literary magazines; the corrupt language of politics; a reissue for a feminist classic; and other news.
Penguin Random House defends Lara Prescott against copyright complaint; Stefania Heim describes translating a multilingual poet; Philip Pullman talks fiction and politics; and other news.
Leslie Jamison and Kaveh Akbar discuss Make It Scream, Make It Burn; Ben Lerner considers Rosmarie Waldrop and the “poet’s novel”; Naomi Klein advocates for the Green New Deal; and other news.
Kimberly King Parsons discusses the primacy of voice; Shonda Buchanan talks memoir and difficult conversations; a new book series celebrates the Black British community; and other news.
Updates to the New York Times bestseller lists; Sarah M. Broom on finding the framework for The Yellow House; Max Porter on reading while grieving; and other news.