Jane Eyre and the invention of the self; a singer’s homage to poet Anna Akhmatova; Ann Beattie on David Markson; and other news.
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Dundee International Book Prize winner announced; Dylan Thomas’s reputation in Wales; Maryland bookstore donates to international charities; and other news.
Bronx bookstore to remain open after all; the San Antonio Library launches an “airport e-book” branch; the age of “Transrealism”; and other news.
New fairy tales discovered in Germany; Lambda Literary awarded $10,000; Patti Smith recites poetry; and other news.
Appeals court upholds verdict in favor of HathiTrust’s digital library; investor pulls out of Books-A-Million; a Barnes & Noble store closes in Phoenix; and other news.
Philip Roth’s literature of desire; topless readers take New York City; Kurt Vonnegut’s forays into art; and other news.
Mathematical Poetry Month; the best books to celebrate warmer weather; John Updike’s home turf; and other news.
Roger Reeves on the AWP conference; thoughts on writing success and failure; a San Francisco housing project inspires poetry; and other news.
Small Press Points highlights the innovative and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Black Balloon Publishing, the New York City–based publisher of “the weird, the unwieldy, the unclassifiable.”
Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more