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.
From the Magazine
On posthumous poetry collections; two new books address attention in the digital world; Swedish Academy unable to reach Bob Dylan; and other news.
Tom Wolfe novel adapted as miniseries without his knowledge; Margaret Atwood on Trump supporters and her fictional dystopias; Man Booker winner László Krasznahorkai on various notions of “home”; and other news.
In a new novel, Moonglow, the first since the best-selling Telegraph Avenue, Michael Chabon spins a magical family narrative that is as grand and mysterious as the literary form in which he presents it.
A roundup of new and emerging writers over the age of fifty whose debut books were published during the past year, featuring Desiree Cooper, Sawnie Morris, Paul Vidich, Paula Whyman, and Paul Hertneky.
“Diverse” books are more likely to be banned; the legacy of Henry James; Maggie Nelson on how poetry informs her nonfiction; and other news.
James Patterson cancels publication of novel The Murder of Stephen King; Lidia Yuknavitch reimagines Joan of Arc; PEN releases report on China’s censorship of foreign journalists; and other news.
Machine uses radiation to scan contents of ancient books; Nick Flynn and Roy Scranton on the poetics of war; Jennifer Weiner’s reaction to Oprah’s book club pick; and other news.
OED adds Roald Dahl coinages to celebrate author’s centenary; speaking with the unofficial poet laureate of Twitter; David Foster Wallace eight years after his death; and other news.
Jail time for overdue library books; Henry Louis Gates, Jr. leads fundraising campaign to save James Baldwin’s home; American novels and individualism; and other news.