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.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
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.
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.