President Obama’s lucrative book deals; National Read a Book Day; Belle Boggs on her new memoir; and other news.
Gay Talese disavows his forthcoming book; five writers on life-changing moments at U.S. national parks; the psychology of the beach read; and other news.
Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.
Writers’ day jobs; plagiarism in self-publishing; travel writer Geoff Dyer on “awe fatigue”; and other news.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Masande Ntshanga’s debut novel, The Reactive, and Emma Straub’s third novel, Modern Lovers, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Midwest-based Rescue Press, a publishing house that’s championing fluidity of form in literature.
From Stephen King’s The Body to Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, Ig Publishing’s new Bookmarked series offers short personal narratives that explore how a particular work of fiction helped shape a writer’s career.
Explore your parental relationships, gain unexpected access to somebody else’s data, and assess the qualities of a favorite celebrity—three prompts to ignite the creative process.