Bob Dylan breaks Nobel silence; tips to get you ready for NaNoWriMo; memoir examines decline of Appalachian steel towns; and other news
John Irving and Nathan Hill in conversation; Swedish Academy member calls Bob Dylan’s silence over his Nobel Prize win “impolite and arrogant”; poet Lucia Perillo has died at age fifty-eight; and other news.
October book recommendations; National Book Award winner Phil Klay’s open letter to Donald Trump; how novelists write about climate change; and other news.
Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.
The downsides of a world without Barnes & Noble; how reading saves lives; paintings based on a fictional poet; and other news.
Herman Melville’s love affairs; Barnes & Noble Education partners with fourteen more colleges; poet francine j. harris on reinventing language; and other news.
Romance-only bookstore; earliest manuscripts by women on display in new exhibit; a conversation with poet Li-Young Lee; and other news.
Tim Parks on the state of translation; five ways Infinite Jest predicted the future; T. S. Eliot’s notes on detective fiction; and other news.
Tennessee parent attempts to ban Henrietta Lacks biography from schools; Neil Gaiman’s book about Duran Duran; a Thomas Pynchon conspiracy theory; and other news.
A morbid literary tour of Los Angeles; “artisanal terror”; PEN America’s first editions auction; and other news.