Judge opens investigation into Lorca’s death; Chinese poems translated into Kiswahili for the first time; how book reviewing is like restaurant reviewing; and other news.
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Goethe’s complex legacy; poet Jade Cho on the Asian American experience; petition to restore Dennis Cooper’s blog reaches over three thousand signatures; and other news.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Tig Notaro’s memoir, I’m Just a Person, and Mangalesh Dabral’s sixth poetry collection, This Number Does Not Exist, translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.
Website releases “definitive study” of U.S. author earnings; an interview with Iranian poet and translator Sholeh Wolpé; binge-worthy, serialized fiction; and other news.
Hamilton’s song lyric algorithm; pairing books and film; poet Ocean Vuong on writing from the perspective of the “damned viewer”; and other news.
Musician creates punk album from William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch; why “translated fiction” is not a genre; Raymond Carver’s brother writes the author a birthday tribute; and other news.
Nikki Giovanni on the fortieth anniversary of Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Roots; writers petition against Donald Trump; the inaugural Little Free Library Fest; and other news.
Man Booker winner Han Kang on Korean literature and translation; Gabriel García Márquez’s ashes returned to Colombia; an interview with Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich; and other news
Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin on the decline of online book culture; J. K. Rowling on freedom of expression; Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize for fiction; and other news.