Poet and rapper Kate Tempest on turning her album into a novel; poet Ed Roberson receives Ruth Lilly Prize; fiction writer Mark Haddon on writing destruction; and other news.
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How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt grapples with Mein Kamp’s profits; an interview with poet Wendy Xu; poet and anti-war activist Daniel Berrigan dies at ninety-four; and other news.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel, The Reactive, and Emma Straub’s third novel, Modern Lovers, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Beverly Cleary turns a hundred; writer Idra Novey’s love letter to translation; PEN literary awards announced; and other news.
Flint, Michigan, teen poets on the power of art; the Los Angeles Times appoints major writers as new book-critics-at-large; Afghani book drive helps build libraries in areas struck by violence; and other news.
Jane Eyre and the invention of the self; a singer’s homage to poet Anna Akhmatova; Ann Beattie on David Markson; and other news.
World Book Day; author Ethan Canin on creating emotional endings; recommended writers’ journals; and other news.
Iraq war veterans on writing fiction; college students prefer print books to digital; racy Tagore translation pulled from Chinese stores; and other news.
A day in the life of a bookmobile librarian; Brenda Hillman named Academy of American Poets chancellor; Emma Watson’s feminist book club; and other news.
Value of first editions of twentieth-century classics increases; Roland Barthes at one hundred; “experimental” Millennial bookstore to open in London; and other news.