Scholastic publishes series based on ten-year-old reporter Hilde Lysiak; film versus book trilogies; Mohsin Hamid on optimism; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Jacqueline Woodson signs two-book deal with Riverhead; Austin Central Library opens; poet Fay Chiang has died; and other news.
Turkish novelist Elif Shafak joins Future Library; Publishers Weekly’s best books of 2017; Bill Cain, pseudonymous author of Murder, She Wrote, dies; and other news.
Rome soccer team plays Anne Frank’s diary on loudspeaker; a mobile pop-up library of Filipino American literature; writers try on clothing subscription services; and other news.
Stephanie Burt on gender transition literature; Angela Flournoy and Issa Rae to develop HBO drama; the story behind Netflix’s Alias Grace; and other news.
Kazim Ali on the purpose and place of pop poetry; never-before-seen photos of Joan Didion; John McCain to publish memoir in April; and other news.
Tracy K. Smith visits China as U.S. poet laureate; Xerox releases free story anthology about the workplace; women share experiences of sexual harassment in the publishing industry; and other news.
Gabrielle Calvocoressi interviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books; Amazon expands to Australia; Jonathan Karp’s ten rules for book editors; and other news.
Stefan Kiesbye describes losing his home in the California wildfires; the history behind the Booker Prize; Philip Pullman to launch book at midnight; and other news.
Black poets on their inspirations; Asian American women writers roundtable; China’s largest digital publishing house to go public; and other news.
Dave Eggers interviews Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Mississippi school district pulls To Kill a Mockingbird from curriculum; remembering poet Richard Wilbur; and other news.
Emma Cline on the wildfires in California; the developmental benefits of reading at a young age; predictions for the 2017 Man Booker Prize; and other news.
NEA’s Big Read program adds new books to its library; Attica Locke on understanding the psyche; life lessons from Russian literature; and other news.
Amazon releases waterproof Kindle; seventy-two writers pen letter in defense of Norton editor Jill Bialosky; a profile of Philip Pullman; and other news.
A new volume of Sylvia Plath letters; Romanian poet Ana Blandiana receives Griffin Trust lifetime achievement award; E. L. James to publish another Fifty Shades of Grey novel; and other news.
Nnedi Okorafor’s fantasy novels reinvent the genre; how One Story ended up publishing Tom Hanks; 2017 ALTA award winners announced; and other news.
Playboy’s literary editor shares her experiences; Image to publish Flannery O’Connor’s college journal; writers on their favorite cultural experience of 2017; and other news.
Parneshia Jones named board president of Cave Canem; William Logan accuses Jill Bialosky of plagiarism; Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter to be adapted for TV; and other news.
The sophistication of Frank Bidart; Rupi Kaur’s second poetry collection, The Sun and Her Flowers; The Exorcist author’s house for sale; and other news.
Top contenders for the Nobel Prize in Literature; winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prizes; writers organize Hurricane Maria relief; and other news.
Librarian rejects Dr. Seuss books gifted from White House; 150 writers on the writing process; mystery melody in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time identified; and other news.
Letters show Proust paid for favorable reviews of Swann’s Way; Durga Chew-Bose advises writers to take it slow; writer Kit Reed has died; and other news.
Washington State poet laureate Tod Marshall speaks out against Trump; the Nation publishes an unseen Kurt Vonnegut story; the letter that inspired Kerouac’s On the Road; and other news.
Parul Sehgal shares her approach to book criticism; submitting to thirty journals at once; why U.S. and U.K. book covers are different; and other news.