Three poems by Palestinian writer Maya Abu-Alhayyat; Brenda Peynado explains her affinity for fabulism; Kristen Radtke reflects on American loneliness; and other stories.
Ben Philippe considers the “light trauma of having been the Black friend in white spaces”; art imitates life in Jim Shepard’s new book; Valerie Stivers tries her hand at a historical novel’s puddings; and other stories.
Copy editors are adapting to increasing cultural awareness of racial injustice and new approaches to representing identity on the page. How can their work can help or hinder social change?
Simon & Schuster donates to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to honor the memory of Carolyn Reidy; Tao Lin of Muumuu House gathers remembrances of Giancarlo DiTrapano; Arya Roshanian celebrates Jhumpa Lahiri’s ever-evolving career; and other stories.
The critic on how she began writing reviews, how she and the Times staff pick books to cover, and how social media affects her work.
New fellowship program to offer thirty $25,000 grants to Puerto Rican writers; n+1 announces the winner of its inaugural Anthony Veasna So Fiction Prize; Anmol Irfan writes about the limits placed on writers of color; and other stories.
The literary agent answers questions about submitting story collections, getting an agent’s attention, and querying two agents at the same agency.
To foster a love of reading among kids in North Carolina, Caitlin Gooch started a program through which children can read books to horses.
HarperCollins officially acquires Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s trade division; Black Privilege Publishing releases first title; former publishing executive Richard Warren Baron has died; and other stories.
Six poets share new work at the Guardian; fiction writer Manzoor Ahtesham has died of coronavirus; Madeleine Watts shares a pain scale writing exercise; and other stories.