The Center for Fiction announces First Novel Prize shortlist; emoji poetry contest; Sally Wen Mao on creative practice and obsessions; and other news.
From the Magazine
Inside Indie Bookstores, a series of interviews with the entrepreneurs who represent the last link in the chain that connects writers with their intended audience, ran in all six issues of 2010.
This year’s top ten frequently challenged books; unique Little Free Libraries; fast-growing independent publishers; and other news.
Poet Susan Howe wins lifetime achievement award; what funding cuts to the NEA and NEH means for writers; Latinx writers on the lack of Latinx faculty at retreats; and other news.
“Dutch classic” 1947 novel translated into English for the first time; American Library Association announces winners of its Youth Media Awards; novelist Anuk Arudpragasam on articulating inner life; and other news.
Elizabeth Alexander on her experience as an inaugural poet; writing prompts inspired by famous authors; a literary guide to the Sundance Film Festival; and other news.
New fiction and poetry in translation; Chinese surgeon’s smog poem goes viral; book returned to Seattle library forty years overdue; and other news.
Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month and the cofounder of 100 Word Story, leads a literary tour of San Francisco, a city of rollicking rogues and home of the Beats.
Upcoming screen adaptations of popular novels; Medium changes business model and cuts jobs; Central and South American books to read this year; and other news.
New York City’s Shakespeare & Co. bookstore raises eight million dollars to expand; debut authors over thirty-five; wisdom from authors’ letter collections; and other news.