Westworld and writer’s block; topical book F*CK YOU, 2016 comes out tomorrow; Transit Press founders on publishing works in translation; and other news.
Authors Guild offers new Emerging Writer Membership; authors’ favorite scary stories; the legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin; and other news.
Writer and editor Daniel Menaker compiles over one hundred amusing verbal blunders in his new book, The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast.
Funny books recommended by funny writers; mislabeling story collections as novels; poetry and the urban experience; and other news.
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Famous writers compose an Exquisite Corpse; a tourist is accidentally locked inside a London bookstore; an essay on taboos and creativity; and other news.
John Green campaigns for clean water in Ethiopia; J. R. R. Tolkein’s poem that inspired The Lord of the Rings; the inaugural Slate/Whiting Second Novel List; and other news.
OverDrive launches Read an E-book Day; traveling vicariously through books; Anne Sexton's summer bikini tips; and other news.
George W. Bush pens biography of his father; John Cheever’s Ossining house for sale; sex guide returned to NYPL after 54 years; and other news.
Simon & Schuster makes a deal with Oyster and Scribd; Kelly Writers House breaks new ground; Brooklyn middle schooler becomes self-published author; and other news.