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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Judge opens investigation into Lorca’s death; Chinese poems translated into Kiswahili for the first time; how book reviewing is like restaurant reviewing; 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.
The many libraries of the Czech Republic; African writers on globalization; book spine staircases; and other news.
Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem on gun violence; PEN and Catapult launch short story prize for emerging writers; an interview with fiction writer Yuri Herrera; and other news.
Literary publishing in Africa; Danny Strong on directing J. D. Salinger biopic; high court ruling upholds Tamil writer’s freedom of expression; 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.
Over the past decade, Scottish artist Robert Montgomery has created text and light installations across the world consisting of short poems made from neon, wood, and fire.