Marlon James and Victor LaValle on fantasy; the Wellcome book prize longlist; Mira Jacob’s memoir to be adapted as a comedy series; and other news.
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Upcoming international titles; when not to tag an author; Dan Chiasson’s political signage stands tall; and other news.
Stephen King announces new novel; Esmé Weijun Wang on writing about schizoaffective disorder; Valerie Stivers cooks from Iris Murdoch; and other news.
A new story in Angie Thomas’s Garden Heights; Behrouz Boochani wins Victorian Prize; Amélie Wen Zhao postpones debut novel amid social media controversy; and other news.
Chigozie Obioma on learning Turkish; clearing space in oppressive utterances; the bond between authors and audiobook narrators; and other news.
Juliet Lapidos on the age of the screen adaptation; Sally Wen Mao on hope; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt restructures; and other news.
Emma Cline in this week’s New Yorker; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on the state of the world via Delta’s customer service; remembering Diana Athill; and other news.
Jamil Jan Kochai on the elasticity of stories; debut writers to watch; Jay Asher sues Society of Children’s Book Writers; and other news.
Mellon Foundation grants $1.2 million to diversify publishing; furloughed workers find relief in books; Joyce Carol Oates on survival; and other news.
John Ashbery’s library; Jane Austen’s portrait; MacKenzie Bezos’s fictional women; and other news.
Edgar Award nominees; National Book Critics Circle finalists; new imprint Celadon Books; and other news.
U.K. poetry sales on the rise; Penguin moves uptown; poets keep language honest; and other news.
Hilton Als on James Baldwin; Akil Kumarasamy wins Story Prize Spotlight; federal shutdown affects D.C. booksellers; and other news.
Carmen Maria Machado’s memoir; Emily Jungmin Yoon on memory; Sherrilyn Kenyon accuses husband of attempted murder; and other news.
Winners of the 2019 Creative Capital Award announced; Jill Abramson accused of inaccuracies in her new book; Lydia Davis on John Dos Passos; and other news.
Hannah Sullivan Wins T. S. Eliot Prize; Tessa Hadley on long marriages; D. T. Max on Nick Drnaso; and other news.
Tiana Clark on Black burnout; readers focus on mental health in the New Year; Kamala Harris’s memoir; and other news.
Claudia Rankine on the stories behind Citizen; Dani Shapiro’s reading list; the Believer Book Awards longlist; and other news.
Dagmawi Woubshet on Baldwin; National Jewish Book Awards; Tommy Pico on the road; and other news.
The first reviews for Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This; J. K. Rowling’s advice for writers; the meaning of dystopian fiction now; and other news.
Roxane Gay on literary fame; winners of the 2018 Costa Book Awards announced; rejecting the advice to tidy up bookshelves; and other news.
Serving books and beer in Indianapolis; Chigozie Obioma on his new novel; more of the new year’s most anticipated books; and other news.
How to read more in 2019; Holocaust novelist Edgar Hilsenrath has died; London’s Feminist Library saved from closure; and other news.
A profile of Sally Rooney; a case for teacherless writing classes; an interview with Chigozie Obioma; and other news.
Books by women and nonbinary writers of color to read in 2019; classic works enter the public domain; the evolving art of audiobooks; and other news.