PEN launches event series for Muslim American writers; Gene Wilder’s literary works; Cairo court upholds Egyptian writer’s prison sentence; and other news.
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Literary gardens; Google AI reads romance novels to learn language; Joan Didion’s California notes; and other news.
Beverly Cleary turns a hundred; writer Idra Novey’s love letter to translation; PEN literary awards announced; and other news.
Goodreads hits 50 million reviews; how poetry teaches kids to love reading; the Bible to become Tennessee’s official state book; and other news.
Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.
Penguin Random House restructures operations; the lost pulp novel of Gore Vidal; the usefulness of literature; and other news.
BitLit partners with HarperCollins; Julia Turner named editor in chief of Slate; the burdens placed upon writers of color in academia; and other news.
Open Road acquires Premier's book list; Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Twitter Festival; swearing in an ambassador on an e-reader; and other news.
Andrew Wylie versus Amazon; an online reading in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month; North Korea’s bookstores; and other news.
Former U. S. poet laureate Maxine Kumin died yesterday at age eighty-eight; Penguin Random House will close two Penguin warehouses as it restructures; Alexander Chee examines the nature of pervasive Internet outrage; and other news.