The unknown poems of Johnny Cash; funny books to read this fall; essayist Belle Boggs on motherhood and fertility; and other news.
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Little Free Library celebrates fifty thousand locations; researchers create algorithm for machine to determine a book’s genre by its cover; poet Jim Harrison’s final interview; and other news.
Flaubert’s travel diary up for auction; sixteen books that explain this year’s election; PEN reports on missing Hong Kong booksellers; and other news.
The challenges of digitizing ancient manuscripts; an interview with Alexandra Kleeman; U.K. students who write outside of school in decline; and other news.
James Merrill House designated National Landmark; a profile of BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones; ten books to read in November; and other news.
Witches as bodily translations of fear; Fanny Howe on religion and race; a tour of Marlon James’s Minneapolis loft; and other news.
On writing centers in homeless shelters; Christopher Marlowe given Shakespeare coauthor credit; literary blog HTML Giant returns after two-year hiatus; and other news.
John Irving and Nathan Hill in conversation; Swedish Academy member calls Bob Dylan’s silence over his Nobel Prize win “impolite and arrogant”; poet Lucia Perillo has died at age fifty-eight; and other news.
French poet Paul Verlaine’s gun goes to auction; Nine Dots Prize offers $100,000 for a yet-to-be-written book; Ben Fountain on the film adaptation of his award-winning novel; and other news.
Janitor-turned-writer Thom Jones has died; five writers on their new books; best-selling authors release short digital “singles” in advance of their novels; and other news.