The longlist for the 2017 National Book Award in nonfiction; Eileen Myles on poetry, capitalism, and Trump; Ron Charles argues that the Booker Prize has become too American; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
The longlist for the National Book Award in poetry announced; a last interview with feminist Kate Millett; the rumor that the Voynich manuscript had been solved; and other news.
A. A. Milne’s memoir to be republished; Jesmyn Ward on racial tension and writing novels; website publishes art and poetry by California death row inmates; and other news.
On not giving up on getting published; Nicole Krauss on what she’s reading; the timelessness of W. S. Merwin’s poetry; and other news.
Alexandra Kleeman on writing fiction; twenty-four poets on what rescinding DACA means; E. B. White’s Maine farm for sale; and other news.
Feminist writer Kate Millett has died; Hilda Doolittle’s childhood home declared a literary landmark; John Williams’s novel Stoner to be adapted for screen; and other news.
Writers and critics remember John Ashbery; conquering submission phobia; Gabriel Tallent on writing his debut novel, My Absolute Darling; and other news.
Poetry Foundation announces 2017 fellowship recipients; novelist Susan Vreeland has died; Christopher Soto on political poetry versus protest poetry; and other news.
The Center for Fiction announces First Novel Prize shortlist; emoji poetry contest; Sally Wen Mao on creative practice and obsessions; and other news.
A new documentary explores the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry; PEN pulls YA novelist’s nomination for literary award; Tom Clancy’s widow sues estate over rights to Jack Ryan character; and other news.
Tips for reading on a budget; living writers pictured on stamps; the first poetry-generating machine; and other news.
On Rabindranath Tagore and the erasure of Indian lit; the often-unseen book editing process; Button Poetry finds its audience through video; and other news.
Roxane Gay and Lindsay Hunter in conversation; the book covers of Jorge Luis Borges; fiction writer Jesmyn Ward on Faulkner and the modern South; and other news.
Netflix to release two new literary documentaries; writers on Charlottesville; new voices of Chinese literature; and other news.
The Village Voice to shutter print weekly and go fully online; Cambridge University Press faces backlash for removing articles at Chinese government’s request; when the Harlem Renaissance went to communist Moscow; and other news.
Morgan Parker on resisting labels and embracing one’s fallibility; Thomas E. Ricks on rewriting his book after his editor hated it; the shifting focus of the New York Times book coverage; and other news.
Nicole Krauss on portraying uncertainty in fiction; science fiction writer Brian Aldiss has died; book recommendations for the existentialist; and other news.
A new podcast features artists and changemakers on their favorite poems; a collection of Yeats artwork and letters to go on display next month; the Dictionary of American Regional English to discontinue research due to lack of funding; and other news.
Karl Ove Knausgaard’s reading habits; an audio dramatization of Midnight’s Children commemorates Indian independence; the future of the social novel; and other news.
Tao Lin on writing to feel less lonely; Amit Chaudhuri makes a case against the Booker Prize; why and where to publish work in literary magazines; and other news.
Kiki Petrosino’s open letter to the president of the University of Virginia; Alberto Ríos named director of writing center at Arizona State University; thirty-one writer fantasies; and other news.
Jorie Graham on how to live during environmental crisis; a survey of books on the power of political protest; Harriet Beecher Stowe’s disassembled house up for auction; and other news.
Marlon James on writing process; Dennis Cooper’s latest film project; Matthew Zapruder on the tribe of poets; and other news.
How Rebecca Solnit became the voice of the left; the ferocious female characters in Claire Messud’s novels; Ava DuVernay to adapt Octavia Butler’s Dawn for television; and other news.
Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond offer advice for writers; study shows dramatic increase in profanity in American literature; the top fifty literary magazines; and other news.