Shakespeare & Co. to open three new stores; Luís Alberto Urrea on his reading habits and favorite books; Sherman Alexie declines award in wake of sexual harassment claims; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Right-wing activists threaten to burn down Berkeley bookstore; Mohsin Hamid on the importance of reading work aloud; A Wrinkle In Time film adaptation released; and other news.
Poet Lucie Brock-Broido has died; Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist; Like a Woman pop-up bookstore; and other news.
Jonathan Karp promoted to president and publisher of Simon & Schuster; Books at Work brings literature into the workplace; awards from Lambda Literary, Yale, and the New York-Historical Society; and other news.
Jay McInerney’s stint as a fortune-cookie writer; Yanyi wins Yale Younger poetry prize; researcher finds manuscript he believes Shakespeare annotated; and other news.
Jon Parrish Peede to head National Endowment for the Humanities; Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere to be adapted for television; the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks; and other news.
Clint Smith on Black Panther and W. E. B. Du Bois; South Korean poet Ko Un accused of sexual harassment; the most popular book in every state; and other news.
Hachette Audio announces vinyl audiobook series; Ta-Nehisi Coates to write Captain America comics; the rare manuscript that was used as a chopping board; and other news.
National youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman on the ethical responsibility of the poet; Poetry Coalition announces second programming initiative; Hillary Clinton to deliver lecture at PEN World Voices Festival; and other news.
Why literature ignores pregnancy; a brick wall built atop Kafka’s The Castle; a roundtable discussion on speculative memoir; and other news.
Napkin poetry; the poetry book all Scotland medical students receive; the comeback of Henry Holt publisher Stephen Rubin; and other news.
Essential Native American novels; true crime research; Jane Austen’s unusual editing tools; and other news.
David Mamet’s crime novel; the ecopoetry of Don Marquis; a case for negative book reviews; and other news.
PEN announces winners of its 2018 Literary Awards; Khaled Hosseini’s next novel to focus on Syrian refugee crisis; Milo Yiannopoulos drops lawsuit against Simon & Schuster; and other news.
American metaphysical women poets; prisoner-turned-published author sued for cost of his incarceration; Hachette Livre CEO says e-books are stupid; and other news.
Former literary editor recalls the publishing world before #MeToo; Joyce Carol Oates on books that changed her; congressman John Lewis announces new graphic novel series; and other news.
George Washington’s hair found in library book; the importance of rereading; in praise of queer teen fiction; and other news.
Children’s publishing industry reckons with sexual harassment; Audre Lorde’s poetry of self-care; a call to protect the National Endowment for the Arts; and other news.
American Library Association announces winners of Newbery and Caldecott Medals; controversy over Francisco Cantú’s memoir; Washington Post launches best-seller list that accounts for Amazon data; and other news.
Romance audiobook actors on the challenges of the job; class politics of the U.K. publishing industry; original book jackets of fifty risqué literary texts; and other news.
Penguin Random House launches young adult imprint for diverse books; novelist Rumaan Alam joins New York Times Books desk; the poet behind the Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial; and other news.
NEA announces $25 million in grants to nonprofit arts organizations; Jesmyn Ward signs a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster; Edmund White and Edna O’Brien win PEN awards in lifetime achievement; and other news.
Women editors discuss sexual discrimination in the literary world; a new biography of Madeleine L’Engle; poet Claribel Alegría has died; and other news.
Book sales are up in Puerto Rico; a screen adaptation of John Updike’s Rabbit, Run novels in the works; New York Society Library’s borrowing records of famous writers; and other news.
Sigrid Nunez on writing as religion; a history of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; fiction writers on how to write about sex; and other news.