Baltimore mayor’s too-good-to-be-true book deal; sexuality and overwhelm at AWP; Alice Walker and Tayari Jones win NAACP Image Awards; and other news.
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Brenda Shaughnessy’s prophylactic imagination; Robert A. Caro’s approach to biography; why book editors should ask for better working conditions; and other news.
Hemingway center opens in Havana; poets on when their verse goes viral; Colson Whitehead’s AWP keynote address; and other news.
Publishers Weekly names Literati bookstore of the year; Alex Holder on why writers shouldn’t keep their advances quiet; the software scripting our life stories; and other news.
The Mueller Report audiobook; Jericho Brown on the utterance of shock and awe; the best bookstores in each of the fifty states; and other news.
Sales increase at Penguin Random House; Dorthe Nors on the psychology of translation; Oprah Winfrey launches book club with Apple; and other news.
Melville House to publish Robert Mueller’s report; Leah Naomi Green wins Walt Whitman Award; reeling in an interview with Patricia Lockwood; and other news.
Dan Mallory shortlisted for a British Book Award; Americanah to be adapted for the big screen; Morgan Parker on audacity; and other news.
The tools to start writing your book; Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s hundredth birthday; W. S. Merwin’s pattern of circularity; and other news.
The Academy of American Poets launches new leadership awards; Dr. Tressie McMillan speaks to Roxane Gay; why journalists don’t make good protagonists; and other news.
American Booksellers Association CEO set to retire; the 2019 Lukas Prize winners; Naomi Cohn on poetic mess; and other news.
Wellcome Prize finalists, Walter Isaacson joins Arcadia Publishing, Miriam Toews on (Mennonite) women talking; and other news.
Dave Eggers on the next generation; Apple to adapt Pachinko as drama series; climate change and the mandate of travel writers; and other news.
Alicia Keys is the first author of Oprah Winfrey and Flatiron Books imprint; Honoré de Balzac's love affair in letters, a not-very-chill audience at Be More Chill on Broadway; and other news.
Harper Lee’s letter on the sell-outs of her hometown; Arthur A. Levine to launch new indie press; Rick Singer’s book reviews; and other news.
New translation imprint HarperVia; Maurice Carlos Ruffin on satire; The Left Hand of Darkness at fifty; and other news.
Benn Steil wins American history book award; keeping up with indie presses; remembering Rachel Ingalls; and other news.
Twenty-five writers on the songs that matter now; Sally Rooney at the New Yorker; the worst reviews of the best books; and other news.
Fatimah Asghar on solidarity; Toni Morrison’s new essay collection; James Tate’s posthumous poetry; and other news.
Paris Review prizes; Edmund Berrigan on encountering his father’s poetry in workshop; Netflix to adapt One Hundred Years of Solitude; and other news.
Jill Osier wins Yale Series of Younger Poets; the 2019 Audie awards; the decline of New York City bookstores; and other news.
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One Book, One New York reading list; Dave Eggers on why Trump might win again; George Saunders on making it into the New Yorker; and other news.
A two-year decline in translated publications; the Second Shelf is changing how we pay for books by women; Etaf Rum on breaking a code of silence; and other news.
Washington Post and Scribner to publish Mueller report; the Believer awards; theaters cancel productions of To Kill a Mockingbird; and other news.
The worry, regret, and insomnia of publication; the fifty greatest literary television adaptations; Jane Stern on the dark side of libraries; and other news.