Queer poets of color on the meaning of Pride; library book-scanner found poetry; the black Gothic literary revival; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
America Ferrera edits anthology of essays on diversity and culture; writing LGBTQ love stories without suffering as an act of resistance; novelist Rachel Kushner’s top ten books; and other news.
Michiko Kakutani on her new book of essays; audiobook sales on the rise; summer horoscopes for writers; and other news.
Oxford English Dictionary calls for regional words; Amazon’s best books of the year so far; National Youth Poet Laureate Patricia Frazier on poetry and activism; and other news.
Poet Eduardo Corral on humanizing immigrants; Carnegie Medal winner warns against “accessible” prose in children’s literature; writers on procrastination; and other news.
Upcoming book-to-film adaptations; LGBTQ literature classics; Maggie Nelson on the reissue of her 2007 poetry book; and other news.
Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties optioned for television; teen stories about school shootings; Chinese writer Liu Yichang has died; and other news.
Michael Ondaatje on his favorite books; should publishers add morality clauses to author contracts; Shakespeare quotations in legal contexts; and other news.
Apple’s new Books app; Mike McCormack wins the €100,000 International Dublin Literary Award; Stephen King app for smart speakers; and other news.
A new series of books and novels inspired by Stranger Things; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins PEN Pinter Prize; NPR’s summer poll on horror books; and other news.
Lionel Shriver accuses Penguin Random House of being “drunk on virtue”; Anthony Bourdain remembered; dictionaries take to social media; and other news.
Poetry readership is up; behind the New York Times best-seller lists; Books for Africa ships millions of books to Africa; and other news.
Knopf buys debut novel for seven figures; poet Victoria Chang on revision; the sidewalk bookseller who befriended Phillip Roth; and other news.
Bill Gates book giveaway for recent college grads; race and the personal essay; Porochista Khakpour’s new memoir on illness; and other news.
Critics disagree on thriller by Bill Clinton and James Patterson; Michiko Kakutani’s forthcoming book on truth and Trump; Audie Award winners; and other news.
Sue Landers named executive director of Lambda Literary; literary agent Elaine Markson has died; the indie booksellers of New York City; and other news.
A new exhibit on Tolkien’s Middle-earth; recommended literary biopics; Meg Wolitzer on feminism; and other news.
Amazon launches new line of digital stories; Zack Snyder to adapt The Fountainhead for screen; what it means to be well-read; and other news.
A study on the difference between owning a print book versus an e-book; Elena Ferrante on reading and insomnia; how to read autofiction; and other news.
Accountant at literary agency accused of embezzling $3.4 million; the New Yorker profiles Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; inside the London offices of the Times Literary Supplement; and other news.
Michelle Obama releases cover of memoir; Porochista Khakpour starts digital zine for offbeat writing; children’s author Richard Peck has died; and other news.
The National Book Foundation announces expansion of public programming; a poetry correspondence between Natalie Diaz and Ada Limón; shortlists for Forward Prizes for Poetry announced; and other news.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to publish anthology with Random House; romance novelist and lawyer Stacey Abrams wins Democratic primary in Georgia gubernatorial race; Sylvia Plath’s undergraduate thesis on doppelgängers; and other news.
How writers of color are reinventing the science fiction and fantasy genre; Bill Gates recommends five books to read this summer; a case against book snobbery; and other news.
Jennifer Egan is working on a companion book to A Visit From the Goon Squad; remembering publisher Peter Mayer; publishers report modest growth in first quarter of 2018; and other news.