John Sargent to leave his position as CEO of Macmillan; Roxane Gay writes on the legacy of Audre Lorde; Keziah Weir investigates the chaotic world of Skyhorse Publishing; and other stories.
A growing number of creative writing graduate programs in the United States offer dedicated spaces for students to learn and write in Spanish.
The owner of the recently opened Harriett’s Bookshop, which specializes in the work of Black and women authors, talks about the arts as a tool for social change and her vision for the store.
Hermeticus Books in Talent, Oregon has burned down; Lincoln Michel troubles the line between realism and fantasy; Book Marks highlights eleven forthcoming poetry collections and anthologies; and other stories.
National Book Foundation announces longlist for young people’s literature award; Alane Mason mourns the death of Randall Kenan; Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse announce PW Star Watch list; and other stories.
West Coast booksellers strained by wildfires; Macmillan creates new executive role to direct diversity initiatives; Karen Russell and Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum reflect on fiction during times of crisis; and other stories.
Joy Harjo reflects on editing a new anthology of Native American poetry; Duke University Press editorial director Gisela Fosado responds to Jessica A. Krug revelation; Jesse Green turns to Walt Whitman to make sense of contemporary crises; and other stories.
Parneshia Jones named director of Northwestern University Press; Megan Cummins discusses the nature of autobiographical fiction; Greg Mania reflects on the intimacy of writing; and other stories.
The author considers how race is discussed in MFA versus literature PhD programs and argues that the MFA—and the literary culture and community it props up—is due for a reevaluation.
Sigrid Nunez reflects on writing about friendship; Emma Cline shares strategies for writing about extreme incidents; publishers discuss the new normal of virtual events; and other stories.