Paul Simon remembers Seamus Heaney; Irvine Welsh joins graphic novel team; life as an openly gay writer in Kenya; and other news.
Salman Rushdie examines Gabriel García Márquez’s magic realism; ZYZZYVA’s one hundredth issue; Charlotte Brontë’s Google doodle; and other news.
An original Wilfred Owen manuscript on display in England; inside the Manhattan offices of the Paris Review; six successful independent bookstores; and other news.
An Alice Munro short story becomes a film; a novelist gains new perspective on her husband’s disappearance; a new book on Barney Rosset; and other news.
A twenty-four-hour bookstore in Beijing; Dylan Thomas Centre to receive grant; Naomi Shihab Nye on reading poetry out loud; and other news.
T. C. Boyle ends contract with Viking Penguin; Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized; the London Book Fair gets underway; and other news.
A game show winner turned bookseller; literary apps using cartography; the history behind Wes Anderson’s muse; and other news.
Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books; a road trip to film dead poets; Sherman Alexie book banned in Idaho; and other news.
New York City’s Rare Book Week; the exploitation of Detroit’s decay; writers reflect on the portrayal of Appalachia; and other news.
Kiese Laymon on the politics of black male action; Patrick Leigh Fermor book and Tennessee Williams short story each published after an eighty-year wait; Scribd’s new travel book section; and other news.