Inspired by a 1971 novel by Richard Brautigan, the Brautigan Library collects unpublished books, creating a fantastic archive of stories unaffected by publishing trends—and a window into the minds and dreams of its contributing writers.
Marlon James discusses our dystopian reality; Substack awards relief grants to forty-four writers; Lisa Lucas reflects on the road ahead for the publishing industry; and other stories.
A writer considers the ways in which the coronavirus pandemic is changing us, including the words we use.
Emma Ramadan talks researching for translation projects; Souvankham Thammavongsa discusses How to Pronounce Knife; Publishers Weekly highlights how literary organizations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic; and other stories.
Ru Freeman calls for a reimagining of creative writing pedagogy; Oakland’s Marcus Books weathers the pandemic; Authors Guild releases findings on the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on authors; and other stories.
Kate Zambreno and Kathryn Scanlan swap notes on writing and social distancing; Lorrie Moore reflects on the publication of her Collected Stories; Lucy Ives analyzes a poet’s use of questionnaires; and other stories.
Ottessa Moshfegh on isolation, aging, and imagination; Justin Allen considers unconventional archives; T Kira Madden and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan talk craft; and other stories.
The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books including Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu.
Kristen Radtke collects memories of physical touch; two Texas literary organization launch a virtual book club; Bustle compares literary subscription box services; and other stories.