Washington Post’s Best Books of 2018; CLMP’s Leppendorf passes the torch to Gannon; Poetry Daily moves to George Mason University; and other news.
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Advice from the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35; the massive success of author Rachel Hollis; the second annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival; and other news.
Kirkus announces Best Fiction of 2018; Amazon publishes new series of original “cli-fi” stories; J. K. Rowling sues former assistant; and other news.
Novels that get to the truth of World War I; Amazon’s Best Books of 2018; Soho Press cofounder Juris Jurjevicz has died; and other news.
Another member of the Swedish Academy quits amid scandal; Nicolas Mathieu wins France’s Goncourt Prize; a new book of stories by late Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz; and other news.
Author events canceled amid threats to free expression in Hong Kong; “single-use” named Collins Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year; Virginia rep Denver Riggleman’s book of bigfoot erotica; and other news.
Lifetime greenlights Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta; Haruki Murakami plans an archive in Tokyo; Ottessa Moshfegh on sadness and sensitivity; and other news.
Twelve unapologetically angry women in literature; Javier Zamora on getting his green card in a climate of anti-immigration; Don DeLillo on grappling with the future of America through fiction; and other news.
Publishers harassed by TSA over a political art book; Pennsylvania department of corrections reverses its decision on book deliveries to prisons; Natasha Trethewey on her new book of poems; and other news.
The Obamas option Michael Lewis’s The Fifth Risk for Netflix; LCS Communications acquired by Quad/Graphics; Idra Novey on books that challenge the political landscape; and other news.
Barnes & Noble countersues Parneros with claims of sexual harassment; Chinese novelist Jin Yong has died; Italian director Saverio Costanza on working with Elena Ferrante; and other news.
Martha Nussbaum wins $1 million Berggruen Prize; an attempted murder over spoiled book endings; interviews with National Book Award finalists; and other news.
Dutton releases its first batch of mini books; a romance novelist tackles consent and empowerment; marathon readings of Frankenstein to take place throughout the world; and other news.
A new prize for political fiction; Stephen King’s latest least favorite word; Anne Lamott, a leftie guru of optimism; and other news.
Finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals; Glory Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl anthology; Shelley Jackson’s new novel; and other news.
Edward Carey’s Madame Tussaud; readers on their Tsundoku stacks; Bret Easton Ellis on his first novel in nearly ten years; and other news.
Sarah Perry on Melmoth; Friday Black tackles capitalism; advice on writing a book proposal; and other news.
Creator of Shitty Media Men List signs book deal; Stephen King options short story for $1; John Wray on his forthcoming novel; and other news.
Lacy M. Johnson on sexual assault and justice; New York Times profiles Eve L. Ewing; a European preference for historical fiction; and other news.
The founder of Little Free Library has died; Mohammed Hanif on writing politically in Pakistan; eleven San Francisco bookstores receive grants; and other news.
Jennifer Egan explains PEN America’s decision to sue Trump; Kathleen Kent on her historical ties to the Salem Witch Trials; Icelandic crime writers launch debut author award; and other news.
Anna Burns wins Man Booker Prize; BuzzFeed launches monthly book club; the ethics of writing violence; and other news.
Daisy Johnson predicted to win 2018 Booker Prize; writers discuss being undocumented in America; Murakami’s stint as a radio DJ; and other news.
Finalists for the Man Booker Prize share their inspirations; the rise of the Instapoet; poet Linda Gregerson on poetry and communication; and other news.
Haruki Murakami on his new novel; Stephen Elliot files lawsuit against creator of “Shitty Media Men” list; TV writers who started out as novelists; and other news.