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.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
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.
Amazon Literary Partnership awards $1 million to nonprofits; Elena Ferrante on the power of female storytelling; Raymond Antrobus wins Rathbones Folio Prize; and other news.
Leah Stewart to lead the Sewanee Writers’ Conference; Jayson Greene turns to Dante to write about grief; what to watch after Game of Thrones; and other news.
Guy Gunaratne wins Dylan Thomas Prize; Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced; the new era of book clubs; and other news.
The sequel to Michael Wolff’s bestselling Fire and Fury; translating one hundred novels from thirteen Indian languages into English, Ani DiFranco’s favorite music memoirs; and other news.
Obama’s spring reading list; George R. R. Martin has definitely not finished last two books of A Song of Ice and Fire; Terese Svoboda finds water in the desert; and other news.