Alicia A. Wallace finds a blueprint for liberation in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower; Colson Whitehead reflects on politics and the pandemic; the winners of the Trillium Book Awards were announced; and other stories.
The Justice Department attempts to block the publication of John Bolton’s memoir; We Need Diverse Books and Penguin Random House announce scholarship winners; Brandon Taylor reflects on anxiety in the present era; and other stories.
A growing list of conferences, festivals, and writing contests that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Guardian reports on the #BlackoutBestsellerList campaign; Michael Roberts appointed interim executive director at the Center for Fiction; Vogue profiles Tayari Jones; and other stories.
The author reflects on what he’s learned about writing and life from attending readings for the past twenty-five years.
Dali Adekunle criticizes the dehumanization of essential workers; Genevieve Hudson shares their coming out story; Fitzcarraldo Editions celebrates six years in business; and other stories.
Amistad Press launches #BlackoutBestsellerList campaign; Brit Bennett discusses publishing a book during a time of protests and pandemic; Camille Dungy reflects on beauty and suffering; and other stories.
Noreen Tomassi retires from the Center for Fiction; poet Roger Robinson on poetry and activism; Jean Kyoung Frazier talks fantasy and slackers; and other stories.