This year’s debut fiction roundup features emerging writers Zinzi Clemmons, Hala Alyan, Jess Arndt, Lisa Ko, and Diksha Basu.
From the Magazine
“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.
Fiction writer Yaa Gyasi on her debut novel; new Philip Levine poetry books; a survey of Great American Novels; and other news.
Authors Yaa Gyasi and Emma Cline listed in Forbes’s 30 Under 30; Jonathan Lethem sells archive to Yale; Simon & Schuster deal controversy; and other news.
A consideration of sustainable funding for poets; Ha Jin on his new novel; Jeff VanderMeer funds full year of the Octavia Project; and other news.
Creative nonfiction writer Janice Lee on her new essay collection; Kafka’s sexual phobias were actually pretty normal; Bob Dylan’s Nobel speech to be read on his behalf; and other news.
Poets Nikky Finney and Donika Kelly in conversation; Dan Chiasson profiles poet Ishion Hutchinson; Dr. Seuss estate sues over Seuss-Star Trek “mashup” book; 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.
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.
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.