PEN appoints Saeed Jones and Hanya Yanagihara to its board of trustees; Mary Karr on memoir and the faults of memory; on the success of Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train; and other news.
Viet Than Nguyen on cultural appropriation; Stephen King’s “singular weirdness”; Authors Guild condemns Google’s “commercial use of expressive authorship”; and other news.
Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee has died; Ottessa Moshfegh on writing her Man Booker shortlisted novel Eileen; how long it took authors to write their famous novels; and other news.
The influence of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems on Mad Men; the anatomy of a best-seller; Ben-Hur update features larger roles for women characters; and other news.
Literary publishing in Africa; Danny Strong on directing J. D. Salinger biopic; high court ruling upholds Tamil writer’s freedom of expression; and other news.
Europa Editions launches scholarship for U.S. booksellers; Roxane Gay on bearing witness to police brutality; actress’s memoir about Zambia sparks controversy; and other news.
New anthology modeled after The Canterbury Tales features stories of refugees in the U.K.; a poet and a novelist respond to the Orlando shooting; the trope of masculine genius; and other news.
Geek Love author Katherine Dunn has died; Lydia Davis on translation; Greek poets on the future of the arts in their country; and other news.
Moleskine notebooks offer digital sets; the literary rules of Cervantes and Shakespeare; editor Vivian Lee on nurturing writers of color; and other news.
National Book Foundation launches program for LGBTQ teens; Tournament of Books brackets posted; Robert Lowell’s complicated relationships with women; and other news.