Natalie Bakopoulos explains the art of reviewing books; novelist Norman Rush discusses men in literature; Guernica explores the power of storytelling; and other news.
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Workers in Germany are planning a holiday season strike at Amazon’s fulfillment centers; Julie Bosman reports Thomas Pynchon will not attend the National Book Awards; Thin Reads editor Howard Polskin names the eight most influential players in the world of e-book singles; and other news.
The Millions explores how Twitter connects writers and readers; Kurt Vonnegut would have been ninety-one years old today; long novels enjoy cultural resurgence; and other news.
In light of Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in literature, the Millions offers a guide to the beloved Canadian author; Bowker announced self-published titles increased 59 percent in 2012; Flavorwire highlights the musings of a teenage F. Scott Fitzgerald; and other news.
Why novelists fear writing negative reviews; Beth Kephart explores the power of memoirs; Maya Angelou honored by the National Book Foundation for her literary contributions; and other news.
Paul Muldoon’s eulogy for the late Seamus Heaney; Charles Bukowski’s 1968 FBI surveilance file; tips on interacting with magazine editors; and other news.
The new Salinger film alleges that the author instructed his estate to publish five additional books; Boris Kachka looks at the life and work of Thomas Pynchon; Melissa Donovan explains how poetry improves all writing; and other news.
Veteran video-game developer Kent Hudson has created a new game called The Novelist; Michelle Dean created a pop-culture feminist syllabus of fifty books, films, music, and artists to consider; Terry Gross recently spoke with memoirist Piper Kerman about Orange is the New Black; and other news.
George Saunders’s recent Syracuse University graduation speech will be expanded into a book for Random House; Kera Bolonik examines the influence of Walt Whitman on the popular television series Breaking Bad; Brain Picker showcases the sole existing audio recording of Raymond Chandler; and other news.
Poet David R. Morgan has been exposed as a plagiarist; Amazon has proposed biosphere-like domes for new Seattle offices; California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera is spearheading an anti-bullying campaign; and other news.