New fiction and poetry in translation; Chinese surgeon’s smog poem goes viral; book returned to Seattle library forty years overdue; and other news.
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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.
Tracy Sherrod, current editorial director of Amistad Press, discusses how the publisher of multicultural voices has changed over its thirty-year history, as well as the challenges it faces today.
Poem by young Michael Jordan up for auction; poet Bill Berkson has died; James Patterson’s BookShots imprint sells thirty thousand copies in one week; and other news.
In his latest publishing venture, blockbuster novelist James Patterson has launched his “lightening-paced” novel series, BookShots, part of his ongoing efforts to support literacy and reach new readers.
Man Booker winner Han Kang on Korean literature and translation; Gabriel García Márquez’s ashes returned to Colombia; an interview with Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich; and other news
An author, an agent, a publisher, and an editor explore the often difficult path to selling a story collection—when what most publishers want is a novel.
Emory University opens Seamus Heaney letters archive to public; rewriting adoption stories; Valley of the Dolls at fifty; and other news.
Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books, talks about the growth of the site’s book review section, what a typical day in the BuzzFeed office looks like, and how the Internet has changed the discourse around books.
Jennifer Joel, whose clients include Chris Cleave, Joe McGinniss Jr., Evan Osnos, and Shonda Rhimes, talks about the difference between selling fiction and nonfiction, what inspires her to go the extra mile for her authors, and what writers should really want out of publishing.