Actress Krysten Ritter releases thriller novel; McSweeney’s and Casper Mattress launch print magazine; Beth Ann Fennelly on micro-memoirs; and other news.
From the Magazine
Five writers over the age of fifty whose debut books were released this year: Jimin Han, Laura Hulthen Thomas, Karen E. Osborne, Tina Carlson, and Peg Alford Pursell. Excerpts of their books are available in 5 Over 50 Reads 2017.
Read excerpts of the debut books by this year’s 5 Over 50: Jimin Han, Laura Hulthen Thomas, Karen E. Osborne, Tina Carlson, and Peg Alford Pursell.
Library of Congress launches web portal to explore its digital collections; Milkweed Editions to publish the late Max Ritvo’s second book; Barnes & Noble donates to hurricane-affected areas; and other news.
Poets Javier Zamora and Erika L. Sánchez, both from immigrant families, experienced many hardships and uncertainties throughout their lives. Now, with the publication of their debut collections, they consider their stories, successes, and chosen paths.
A look at some of the year’s best debut literary nonfiction by Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Venegas, Mike Scalise, Jeannie Vanasco, Durga Chew-Bose, and Thomas Mira y Lopez.
This year’s debut fiction roundup features emerging writers Zinzi Clemmons, Hala Alyan, Jess Arndt, Lisa Ko, and Diksha Basu.
“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.