The author of The Prettiest Star celebrates the magic of minor characters.
The Book Industry Charitable Foundation announced the winners of its higher education scholarships; writers recommend texts on race and racism in America; Shelf Awareness turns fifteen; and other stories.
With the spread of COVID-19, organizers of literary events across the United States have devised creative ways to move programming online and build community among writers.
A message to self-proclaimed allies: Actions speak louder than words.
Carter Sickels on finding a model for queer masculinity in The Outsiders; Emily Bernard reflects on raising her daughters amid ongoing anti-Black violence; Melissa Faliveno examines gender identity language; and other stories.
Masatsugu Ono discusses translation and foreignness; the Poetry Society of America announces award winners; four writers celebrate Black queer narratives; and other stories.
The Book Traces project at the University of Virginia documents annotations, marks, and objects found in library books, creating a record of readers’ engagement with the book as a physical object.
James Parker on the redemptive power of Seamus Heaney’s work; NPR opens its summer reading poll; Sharlene Teo offers writing advice; and other stories.
The remaining board members at the National Book Critics Circle identify next steps; Aracelis Girmay reflects on talking about whiteness and police brutality to children; James Bradley considers confronting ecological loss through fiction; and other stories.