Rita Dove honored; first-year sales for now famous books; the paradox of Lore Segal; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
How Jenna Bush Hager become the new book club queen; sharing a writing life with Toni Morrison; social media scrutiny in the young adult publishing world; and other news.
Lisa Taddeo on researching female desire; Octavia Butler’s birthday; the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award longlist; and other news.
Ariana Reines on becoming a Beat poet; a love story featuring Anne Sexton and a monk; the censorship of Vasily Grossman; and other news.
Remembering Kevin Killian; PEN America condemns death of Uighur author; how to become a full-time poet; and other news.
Danez Smith pays tribute to Essex Hemphill; Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on a disabled literary tradition; Amazon editors on the year’s best books; and other news.
Sarah Manguso on writing about menopause; when Gloria Vanderbilt reviewed children’s books; Nicholas Sparks’s e-mails leaked; and other news.
Paris Review publisher Susannah Hunnewell has died; Taffy Brodesser-Akner on reading Philip Roth instead of Sweet Valley High; writing a book with your father; and other news.
National student poets announced; the poetry and politics of El Salvador’s José Roberto Cea; Joanne Ramos on controlling the female body; and other news.
Maria Kuznetsova on creating a female misfit; day one of the Poetry to the People road trip; balancing fact and invention in fiction writing; and other news.
New publication ZORA celebrates women of color; the modernization of publishing offices; a new bidder for Barnes & Noble; and other news.
Reimagining the publishing world as a fantasy baseball league; the 2019 ASLE awards for environmental writing; widening the Booker Prize competition; and other news.
Copyright dispute over Penguin Classics edition of John Okada’s No-No Boy; Kristen Arnett on not writing a coming out story; five commentators on whether Shakespeare was a woman; and other news.
Griffin Poetry Prize winners announced; private equity firm to purchase Barnes & Noble; writers and editors bid farewell to Tin House; and other news.
Asian American Writers’ Workshop announces interim executive director; backlash against prosecutor-turned-novelist Linda Fairstein; Haruki Murakami on rearranging the literary vocabulary; and other news.
Ridiculously long subtitles; an imperiled publishing industry in Hong Kong; Sue Berger Ramin joins Brandeis University Press as inaugural director; and other news.
Tommy Orange’s literary influences; therapy as a writing class; Esmé Weijun Wang on taking praise seriously; and other news.
Lemn Sissay wins PEN Pinter Prize; Pitchaya Sudbanthad’s climate change reading list; Birute Putrius on book smuggling and Lithuanian independence; and other news.
Julie Orringer on the intimacy of historical fiction; Kelly Link’s tips for debut authors; literary inspiration from the most decadent college of the eighties; and other news.
Leslie Carol Robert’s case for a non-expert appreciation of nature; BookExpo kicks off with an emphasis on storytelling; remembering poet Linda Gregg; and other news.
Natalie Scenters-Zapico’s meditation on binaries; Tony Horwitz has died; Michael Wolff claims Mueller drafted an obstruction indictment against Trump; and other news.
The declining use of books in college libraries; summer reading from the Washington Post; learning your upcoming book is wrong on-air; and other news.
Children’s book author Judith Kerr has died; this summer’s most anticipated releases; the crafted persona of “the female Byron”; and other news.
Summer reading from the New York Times culture critics; Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell returns; a White House memoir from Donald Trump Jr.; and other news.
Ben Lerner on depicting adolescence; U.K. writers urge voters to support the European Union in Thursday elections; author Binyavanga Wainaina has died; and other news.