Fan fiction takes on a life of its own; Pronoun receives new funding; father-daughter writing competitiveness; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Amazon and Penguin Random House reach agreement; Istanbul bookstore becomes oasis for Arabic readers; Joshua Cohen on writing a novel in the Internet age; and other news.
Melville House sends Torture Report to presidential candidates; Amazon changes royalty terms for Kindle authors; exiled Uzbekistani writer’s new story; and other news.
Juan Felipe Herrera interviewed; self-loathing and creativity; contempt for contemporary poetry; and other news.
New Indian women’s writing anthology; Harper Lee’s letters fail to sell at auction; Jonathan Franzen on his forthcoming novel; and other news.
Jenny Diski faces cancer with prose; writersofcolor.org launched; Anne Roiphe on her fifty-year writing career; and other news.
Cervantes receives formal burial; Lawrence Ferlinghetti continues to publish at age ninety-six; the rise of the “writers space”; and other news.
Ferguson Library named Library of the Year; the positive effects of reading; Fifty Shades book stolen a week before publication; and other news.
Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation; in the shadow of the author; the Typewriter Project; and other news.
Poets House Brooklyn Bridge walk; the audacity of prose; BEA’s spotlight on China; and other news.
J. D. Salinger estate fights copyright suit; Knausgaard interviewed on Charlie Rose; book reviewing has gone from “bloodbath” to “featherbed”; and other news.
Stephen King’s literary loves; John Berryman’s tragicomic Dream Songs; Juliette Binoche to star in Pearl S. Buck biopic; and other news.
Windham-Campbell and Yale launch book series; Bangladeshi blogger flees to U.S.; Melville House partners with Rough Trade NYC; and other news.
Writer regrets signing letter condemning PEN’s Charlie Hebdo award; the poetry of jihadists; Elizabethan book pirates; and other news.
Teacher fired over Ginsberg poem; literary agents join forces to launch full-service agency; study finds books about women win fewer literary prizes; and other news.
Wolf Hall author discusses stage adaptation; Macbeth film clips released; the focus on Virginia Woolf’s death versus her fiction; and other news.
Rare proof of Sylvia Plath novel found; Roxane Gay on diversity in publishing; David Foster Wallace film trailer released; and other news.
Paris Review launches video series, TLS retracts claim about Philip Larkin poem; the benefits of collaborating on a novel; and other news.
Penguin in possible dispute with Amazon; developing an audience for French-Canadian lit; avant-garde writers and conceptual art; and other news.
Wimpy Kid author to open bookstore; Anne Enright interviewed; books to read in less than an hour; and other news.
Nikki Giovanni interview; a cultural history of stress; Dante’s birthday; and other news.
Man Booker International winner announced; Baltimore library receives grant; Ian McEwan defends free speech in commencement address; and other news.
Madeleine Thien on Hong Kong MFA closure; Folio Society to end Folio Prize sponsorship; a poet and a soldier write a novel; and other news.
Herman Wouk turns one hundred; Brontë sisters BBC series; promotions for Harper Lee’s new novel; and other news.
Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Franz Wright has died; Colin Firth to play late book editor Max Perkins in film; trigger warning debate over Ovid; and other news.