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Poets Nikky Finney and Donika Kelly in conversation; Dan Chiasson profiles poet Ishion Hutchinson; Dr. Seuss estate sues over Seuss-Star Trek “mashup” book; and other news.
The importance of public libraries; director Pablo Larrain on his Pablo Neruda biopic; poet Lynn Melnick on activism and writing; and other news.
Books to help understand Trump’s win; illustrations of bookstores around the world; contemporary Thai literature in translation; and other news.
Science fiction novels with a political bent; literary podcasts; former National Book Award judge argues against the awards’ recent changes; and other news.
Little Free Library celebrates fifty thousand locations; researchers create algorithm for machine to determine a book’s genre by its cover; poet Jim Harrison’s final interview; and other news.
Flaubert’s travel diary up for auction; sixteen books that explain this year’s election; PEN reports on missing Hong Kong booksellers; and other news.
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October book recommendations; National Book Award winner Phil Klay’s open letter to Donald Trump; how novelists write about climate change; and other news.
Viet Than Nguyen on cultural appropriation; Stephen King’s “singular weirdness”; Authors Guild condemns Google’s “commercial use of expressive authorship”; and other news.