“Dutch classic” 1947 novel translated into English for the first time; American Library Association announces winners of its Youth Media Awards; novelist Anuk Arudpragasam on articulating inner life; and other news.
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Excerpts from Bad Sex in Fiction award contenders; biography in the age of Twitter; 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel that may have predicted the 2016 election; and other news.
Funny books recommended by funny writers; mislabeling story collections as novels; poetry and the urban experience; and other news.
President Obama proclaims October as National Arts and Humanities Month; National Book Foundation announces 5 Under 35 honorees; Hollywood’s “most sought-after word nerds”; 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.
Romance-only bookstore; earliest manuscripts by women on display in new exhibit; a conversation with poet Li-Young Lee; and other news.
What literature can do that op-eds cannot; Ian McKellen returns $1.4 million memoir advance; James Hannaham wins $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; and other news.
National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced; lost H. P. Lovecraft manuscript discovered in defunct magic shop; a reading of Moby-Dick by famous actors; and other news.
What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.
The director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program talks about the process of searching for the “extraordinary storytelling” that makes a great new book.