Emory University opens Seamus Heaney letters archive to public; rewriting adoption stories; Valley of the Dolls at fifty; and other news.
Patti Smith on Frida Kahlo’s love letters; controversial book rises to prominence; New York Times names media columnist replacement for David Carr; and other news.
A growing market for children’s nonfiction; a hefty new compilation of Bob Dylan’s lyrics; J. K. Rowling’s Twitter riddle solved; and other news.
AAR decries Amazon’s treatment of authors; the British Library unveils a new online collection; Ian McEwan’s archive heads to Austin; and other news.
Writers at the Atlantic look at writing and marriage; the effects of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s writing on his personal life; the death of Michael Rockefeller; 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.
Mathematical Poetry Month; the best books to celebrate warmer weather; John Updike’s home turf; and other news.
Barry Harbaugh argues for editors; the New York Times’s haiku contest; Verso Books begin selling e-books directly to customers; and other news.
Historians discuss the mystery of 12 Years a Slave author Solomon Northup; a new book looks at the shipping industry; an artist creates a new exhibit out of used books; and other news.
David Foster Wallace on paper; Afghan women poets in photos and couplets; the dangers of computerized essay evaluation; and other news.