A growing list of conferences, festivals, and writing contests that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kawai Strong Washburn on using a chorus of narrators; Gabrielle Bell discusses her semi-autobiographical comics; the Washington Post assembles a new virtual literary events calendar; and other stories.
The author of And Then We Grew Up considers solitude, loneliness, and the act of writing in a city hit hard by COVID-19.
A growing list of grants and emergency funds for writers as well as resources for booksellers, tools for working from home, and more.
Bryan Washington wins the 2020 Dylan Thomas Prize; the Guardian talks to Francophone African authors about the movement to publish locally; Entertainment Weekly hosts a roundtable on queer literature; and other stories.
Colleagues and friends pay tribute to Carolyn Reidy; Myriam Gurba questions Joan Didion’s claim to California; the Economist highlights nurse-authors; and other stories.
Reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace as part of a virtual book club hosted by Yiyun Li and A Public Space has become a comforting ritual during the pandemic.
Kristen Millares Young discusses the art of character development; Miranda Popkey describes her revision process; Jenny Odell on time and attention under coronavirus; and other stories.
The author of The Nix struggles with the pressure to be productive during the pandemic and finds relief in celebrating the small victories.
Paisley Rekdal assembles a digital map of literary Utah; Niall McArdle reports on new online literary projects in Ireland; Ho Sok Fong describes having her work translated; and other stories.