Kevin Young named director of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; AWP releases demographics list for 2017 conference; Leigh Stein on abuse and memoir; and other news.
Lucia Berlin’s unfinished memoir; the role of the contemporary American essay; the last of New York City’s Spanish-language bookstores; and other news.
Federico García Lorca center fights for control of archives; contemporary poets on the lexicon of war; an argument for authors to read their own audiobooks; and other news.
Revisiting Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir; Garrison Keillor retires from A Prairie Home Companion; Amazon plans to open fourth physical bookstore in New York City; and other news.
Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.
Apple begins its e-book refund distribution today; untranslated Spanish novel recommendations; how fiction can expose more than memoir; and other news.
Poem by young Michael Jordan up for auction; poet Bill Berkson has died; James Patterson’s BookShots imprint sells thirty thousand copies in one week; and other news.
Website releases “definitive study” of U.S. author earnings; an interview with Iranian poet and translator Sholeh Wolpé; binge-worthy, serialized fiction; and other news.
How reading fiction teaches empathy; a case for reading Proust on a cell phone; the need for more people of color in editorial positions; and other news.
Amazon plans to open more stores; an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen; Nancy Drew “too female” for CBS; and other news.