Jeff Martin recalls organizing his bookstore’s first virtual event; Dr. Seuss books see bump in sales; Toni Collette to direct adaptation of Writers and Lovers by Lily King; and other stories.
Employees at Moe’s Books form union; Crown pauses promotion of New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic book; Dorothea Lasky pays tribute to Diane di Prima; and other stories.
Alberta resident records the lives of senior citizens through poetry; Parul Sehgal reviews The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard; Megan Nolan explains the genesis of her debut novel; and other stories.
Naima Coster shares the questions that informed What’s Mine and Yours; Jo Ann Beard reflects on the pleasures of “living inside” a writing project; Patricia Engel and Imbolo Mbue discuss their new novels; and other stories.
Duchess Goldblatt writes about life after publication; Melissa Broder discusses diving into the editorial weeds; George M. Johnson reflects on the urgent need for diverse queer narratives; and other stories.
New casting platform launches for voiceover industry; Patricia Engel discusses “the interior world of immigration”; Jakob Guanzon reflects on formal constraints; and other stories.
Jami Attenberg writes about discarded manuscripts; Lily Houston Smith finds redeeming qualities in Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by Kurt Vonnegut; Brit Bennett reflects on the tragic humor in Passing by Nella Larsen; and other stories.
Big Five and indie book publishers have recently increased entry-level salaries. Will it make the industry more accessible to BIPOC professionals?
Mensah Demary to lead Soft Skull Press as editor in chief; Courtney Maum writes about the pressure to develop a social media presence; Book Industry Charitable Foundation opens applications for higher education scholarship program; and other stories.