What writers can learn from visual artists’ use of contrast; HarperCollins starts new development program for indie bookstores; the power of poetry to speak out for human rights; and other news.
What literature can do that op-eds cannot; Ian McKellen returns $1.4 million memoir advance; James Hannaham wins $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; and other news.
Shakespeare & Company bookstore served as refuge during Paris attacks; The Diary of Anne Frank gets a coauthor; literature’s relation to evolutionary theory; and other news.
Whiting Foundation appoints new board president; HBO picks up adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things; President Obama and Marilynne Robinson’s conversation continued; and other news.
Joshua Cohen writes serialized novel in real time; “speakeasy” bookstore shows signs of reopening; a visit to poet Anna Ahkmatova’s apartment; and other news.
The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.
The right kind of day job for a writer; GIF quotes app; a new reading of L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time; and other news.
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The case against “book-dropping”; literary characters who never die; the often-elusive titling process; and other news.
Lemony Snicket leads an independent bookstore initiative; Tom Hanks is published in the New Yorker; horror fiction examined; and other news.