Novelist Elizabeth Nunez discusses the historical and contemporary challenges that Black writers face in the publishing industry, and urges publishers to address those challenges by publishing more diverse authors.
Richard Russo warns against normalcy; Scott O’Connor on the narratives contained within data; Martha Gonzalez on sustainable movement work; and other stories.
Nkosi Nkululeko on the arts of poetry, chess, and music; Publishers Weekly profiles literary agent Tana McKinnon; Catherine Lacey shares the central question behind her new novel, Pew; and other stories.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books including Seeing the Body by Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino.
National Book Critics Circle to vote on removal of board member Carlin Romano; Viet Thanh Nguyen and Pankaj Mishra discuss Black Lives Matter; Ibram X. Kendi calls for revolutionary politics over gradualism; and other stories.
A campaign started by James Patterson has raised more than $1.2 million to help indie bookstores struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.
Pandemic fuels book sales at retail giants such as Walmart and Target; Trask Roberts examines the history of unauthorized translations; Lily Meyer reviews new pandemic writing; and other stories.
Susan Orlean revisits her viral tweets; Susan Barba on honoring the earth; Porochista Khakpour discusses Brown Album; and other stories.