The author of Each of Us Killers shares strategies for reinventing folktales and myths for contemporary times.
Norton launches its first children’s imprint; Susan Orlean’s next book will be a love letter to libraries; a year’s worth of copyrighted works to enter the public domain; and other news.
Studying poetry under J. D. McClatchy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s remains rediscovered in a wine cellar; the Restoration’s filthiest poet; and other news.
The New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Orchid Thief talks with musician Ben Arthur about her music, inspiration, distraction, adaptation, and her new book about the Los Angeles Public Library fire in 1986.
A look at Jellyfish, winner of best debut feature at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and written and directed by Etgar Keret, an Israeli fiction writer, whose most recent collection of stories, The Girl on the Fridge, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
A look at Tim Hamilton's new graphic adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, published by Hill and Wang, featuring an introduction written by Bradbury.
A still from Howl, a new film centered on the drama of the obscenity trial brought against Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights for publishing Allen Ginsberg's controversial poem, which is slated for release in New York City and Los Angeles on September 24.
Neil Gaiman writes television adaptation of Good Omens; forty-five queer feminist books to read now; the history of inaugural poets; and other news.