Kali Fajardo-Anstine on the gift of documentation; the writing life behind Julie Orringer’s new novel; Tracy K. Smith receives Harvard Arts Medal; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Poet Imtiaz Dharker declines U.K. poet laureateship; Chuck Kinder has died; Patti Smith memoir wins One Book, One New York contest; and other news.
Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned following book scandal; PEN World Voices Festival kicks off on Monday; authors who write to shock; and other news.
Laila Lalami on observing life from two vantage points; Martin Kilson has died; McGraw-Hill and Cengage announce merger; and other news.
High school students compete in Poetry Out Loud; why Clarice Lispector couldn’t get her novel published or translated; seven Irish writers to watch; and other news.
Craig Popelars named Tin House Books’s new publisher; white supremacists interrupt Independent Bookstore Day reading; Amélie Wen Zhao’s controversial young adult novel to be published; and other news.
Four-hundred-year-old bible returned to Pittsburgh; a bouquet of poets including Fatimah Asghar, Ada Limón, and Hieu Minh Nguyen; poet Les Murray has died; and other news.
A profile of Jan Morris; playwright Mark Medoff has died; poet Dorianne Laux on mastering her craft; and other news.
Joy Harjo wins Jackson Poetry Prize; Kate Zambreno on writing postpartum; Nora Roberts sues Brazilian writer for plagiarism; and other news.
Hoda Barakat wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction; the athleticism of sports writing; Nicole Brossard honored with Griffin Trust lifetime achievement award; and other news.
Viet Thanh Nguyen on the “voice for the voiceless” label; the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day; Prince memoir publication date announced; and other news.
Poets recommend poets; Kathy Fagan talks to Maggie Smith about playing the long game; Robert Caro on writing power; and other news.
Five ways to read the Mueller report; Kaveh Akbar on poetry and power; why some writers are still sniffy about science fiction; and other news.
The pressure to publish before thirty; Margaret Renkl on accumulating your book bit-by-bit; the activism of teenage poets; and other news.
Artificial intelligence in Ian McEwan’s new novel; women writers republished in Modern Library Torchbearers series; at home with the Comma Queen; and other news.
The book that rebuilt Notre Dame; Persephone’s twenty years of publishing women; six hundred stolen books returned to the University of Bonn; and other news.
A profile of E. L. James; Sarah Blake on writing weirdness in her new novel, Naamah; Julian Assange sends a message with a book; and other news.
The Young Lions Fiction Award finalists; a protracted tug-of-war with Bret Easton Ellis; the book Julian Assange carried to court; and other news.
Robert Caro’s best tips for journalists; the lost catalogue of the sixteenth century’s biggest library; Susan Choi on writing teenage life; and other news.
The Poetry Bot returns to the New Yorker; political mood versus the poetry of the internet; Sam Lipsyte on writing while parenting; and other news.
Computers confirm a single author behind Beowulf; Hachette Books names Mary Ann Naples new publisher; Emily Chang on exposing misogyny in the tech industry; and other news.
Kickstarter launches publishing conference; poet Edward Hirsch on insomnia and civility; the digital catnip of the Seven Day Book Cover Challenge; and other news.
Fighting racism in romance fiction; Carolyn Forché on the voice of trauma; Seven Stories Press spearheads Indie Playlist, and other news.
New Long Island University low-residency MFA; Scribd debuts new content program; the $2,250 bag to match your current reading; and other news.
Baltimore mayor’s too-good-to-be-true book deal; sexuality and overwhelm at AWP; Alice Walker and Tayari Jones win NAACP Image Awards; and other news.