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.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
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.
Free excerpts from Buzz Books; Binnie Kirshenbaum on writing unreasonable characters; Jamila Woods sets a literary legacy to music; and other news.
Karen Russell on the intersection of the human and nonhuman; Richard Powers on the larger story of trees; Poet Lore executive editors bid farewell; and other news.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s book deal; Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s debut fiction collection; Rigoberto González on the literature of Arizona; and other news.
Penguin Random House’s program to replace Baker & Taylor; the cult Kurdish jihadi poet Khider Kosari; indie books that went big; and other news.
Barry Lopez issues an emergency warning; Barnes & Noble’s countersuit against former CEO; historical fiction for our turbulent times; and other news.
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.
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.