The challenges of digitizing ancient manuscripts; an interview with Alexandra Kleeman; U.K. students who write outside of school in decline; and other news.
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Hilton Als on Edward Albee; Athens named World Book Capital 2018; the lost and found poetry of Misuzu Kaneko; 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.
Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the Washington, D.C–based Writer’s Center remains committed to its original mission: the “creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work” both in the D.C. area and nationwide.
Marianne Moore’s revival; first books after forty; a new Kindle for book fetishists; and other news.
Now in its fifth year, the New York City–based Uni Project has installed hundreds of pop-up reading rooms in public spaces, bringing books to underserved communities throughout the city and beyond.
Beverly Cleary turns a hundred; writer Idra Novey’s love letter to translation; PEN literary awards announced; and other news.
Book Culture owners respond to uproar over firings; prolific polyglots; authors get caught up in the drama of the World Cup; and other news.
South Carolina governor okays penalty for LGBT literature; Los Angeles seeks new poet laureate; the effects of the Internet on the novel; and other news.
Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.