WNYC talks to poet Evie Shockley about her #DearPresident message; on great sentences; librarians’ top-ten September books; and other news.
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Fact-checking nonfiction books; a cognitive psychologist’s answer to the listening vs. reading debate; Wallace Stevens and Trump supporters; and other news.
Twentieth anniversary of Junot Díaz’s Drown; Turkish government shuts down twenty-nine publishers following coup attempt; Anne Frank in contemporary fiction; and other news.
Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch to be adapted to film; an interview with Chilean author Alejandro Zambra; book owned by Brontë sisters’ mother to go on display next year; and other news.
Federico García Lorca center fights for control of archives; contemporary poets on the lexicon of war; an argument for authors to read their own audiobooks; and other news.
Octavia Butler’s 1998 novel predicts Trump’s campaign slogan; anticipated books for the second half of 2016; the geographic distribution of the Man Booker International Prize; and other news.
Gay Talese disavows his forthcoming book; five writers on life-changing moments at U.S. national parks; the psychology of the beach read; and other news.
Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.
What writers can learn from visual artists’ use of contrast; HarperCollins starts new development program for indie bookstores; the power of poetry to speak out for human rights; and other news.