Fictional depictions of fatherhood; Australian publishers protest “open market” proposal; the emerging genre of Slut Lit; and other news.
Man Booker winner Han Kang on Korean literature and translation; Gabriel García Márquez’s ashes returned to Colombia; an interview with Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich; 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.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on writing the Black Panther comics; Guggenheim fellowships announced; the biases in marketing African fiction; and other news.
Kimiko Hahn elected president of Poetry Society of America; discovery of original German Darkness at Noon manuscript prompts new translation; Daniel Clowes on his career as a graphic novelist; and other news.
“My work is a lifelong celebration of futility.” Artist Roman Muradov, designer of this issue’s cover, discusses his various wells of inspiration, his relationship to the written word, and the importance of doing nothing.
Penguin launches Cartoon Network imprint; speed-reading a novel; the trouble with writing; and other news.
The New York Times launches new best-seller lists; Lena Dunham’s forthcoming memoir; The Great Gatsby, tweet by tweet; and other news.
The long road to publishing Laura Ingalls Wilder's Pioneer Girl; a library with no books; the relationship between writing and fishing; and other news.
Women & Children First Bookstore sold; a robot writes poetry in a mall; Joely Richardson to play Emily Dickinson; and other news.