New Yorker profiles Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; a reflection on Langston Hughes’s “I, Too”; Emma Donoghue on Emily Dickinson; and other news.
Louise Glück and James McBride receive National Humanities Medals; poet Elizabeth Alexander on the Museum of African American History and Culture; Carla Hayden sworn in as fourteenth librarian of congress; and other news.
On New Yorker poetry; serial publication and the collaborative writing process; Lena Dunham named spokesperson for Indies First; and other news.
Machine uses radiation to scan contents of ancient books; Nick Flynn and Roy Scranton on the poetics of war; Jennifer Weiner’s reaction to Oprah’s book club pick; and other news.
Lionel Shriver’s remarks spark backlash at Australian book fest; Kazim Ali on interdisciplinary approaches to writing; Man Booker shortlist announced; and other news.
Jail time for overdue library books; Henry Louis Gates, Jr. leads fundraising campaign to save James Baldwin’s home; American novels and individualism; and other news.
President Obama’s lucrative book deals; National Read a Book Day; Belle Boggs on her new memoir; and other news.
New study shows Americans prefer print books to e-books; Italian teens receive €500 cultural vouchers; Jonathan Safran Foer on his new novel; and other news.
Google returns Dennis Cooper’s blog; Ian McEwan on writing his seventeenth novel; the “Nu-Audacity” school of poetry; and other news.
Award-winning novelist Marlon James featured on Vanity Fair’s “Daring 25” list; Deep Vellum publisher Will Evans on publishing works in translation; Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life optioned as series; and other news.