Emilie Moorhouse talks translating Joyce Mansour; a tiny Charlotte Brontë manuscript returns to England; Karthika Naïr on bringing new voices to old histories; and other stories.
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Kimberly King Parsons talks writing process; Kathleen McNerney on translating the women writers of Catalonia; authors and editors recommend books by Indigenous authors; and other stories.
Heather O’Neill wins the fifth annual Writers’ Trust Fellowship; Langston Hughes reviews James Baldwin in 1958; Mary Gaitskill discusses writing in the time of #MeToo; and other stories.
Bryan Washington’s Lot wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award; TIME shares its ten best novels of the 2010s; National Book Award finalists talk inspiration; and other stories.
An early Charlotte Brontë manuscript is up for sale; Ann Patchett shares fact-checking stories; Jake Skeets talks Diné poetics; and other stories.
New developments at Amazon’s imprint for work in translation; the Astro Poets discuss their origins; Sophie Gilbert considers Margaret Atwood over the years; and other stories.
Vijay Seshadri on the art of poetry editing; a Toronto bookshop focuses on social justice; a poet ventures inside corporate America; and other stories.
David Whyte on intimacy and loneliness; Reginald Dwayne Betts embraces a multiplicity of identities; Michelle Tea talks autobiographical writing and building a life; and other stories.
Two Lines Press launches a new imprint for translations; Alex Segura on plotting a multi-book series; Dina Nayeri on the complex lives of migrants and refugees; and other stories.
Celebrating the radical writings of Silvina Ocampo; Jameson Fitzpatrick and Diana Hamilton talk the pleasures of teaching poetry; Édouard Louis novels on stage; and other stories.
Carmen Maria Machado on writing into existing histories; Reginald Dwayne Betts embraces multiplicity; Heather Christle on piecing together vignettes; and other stories.
Richard Ford set to receive the Paris Review’s lifetime achievement award; Daphne Merkin considers the shifting and disappearing literary communities of her time; Thessaly La Force revisits a vital work of Japanese American literature; and other stories.
Jami Attenberg on solitude; Elif Batuman reads and rereads Edith Wharton; the Astro Poets discuss their origins; and other stories.
Translators in conversation; Yanyi on adapting to a new creative schedule; horror in the new world; and other stories.
Alexander Chee on writing the other; Helen Garner burns her diaries; Jaquira Díaz talks the risks and rewards of writing a memoir; and other news.
New Elena Ferrante forthcoming; Téa Obreht on water; listening to Tracy K. Smith in the rain; and other news.
Sheila O’Connor on the things we can never know; Lilly Dancyger talks anger and writing; the New Yorker revisits T. S. Eliot; and other news.
Kathryn Court of Penguin Books announces retirement; Fiona Benson discusses her Forward Prize–winning collection; Leland Cheuk talks humor writing; and other news.
Carl Phillips considers the history of the Yale Younger Poets Prize; Saeed Jones finds home in Columbus, Ohio; Molara Wood charts the rise of Nigerian fiction; and other news.
A dynamic reading series in Austin, Texas; Tessa Hadley on setting; Kristina Marie Darling on dismantling tradition; and other news.
Four writers compare notes on desire; Maggie Su offers advice for flash fiction writers; why Marguerite Duras will help you survive the internet; and other news.
Indie bookstores collaborate to draw crowds; Courtney Maum discusses her latest novel, Costalegre; Vulture celebrates Tana French; and other stories.
New York magazine’s literary critic offers submission tips; three new books by trans writers; Megan Lynch moves to Flatiron Books; and other news.
Two online retailers in Australia will not sell Ronan Farrow’s Catch and Kill; PEN America launches six new chapters across the United States; James Wood considers the complex legacy of Harold Bloom; and other news.
Ronan Farrow uncovers “catch and kill” practices in the media industry; Ali Wong brings her humor to a memoir; Diana Khoi Nguyen considers the public sharing of grief; and other news.