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.
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Gay Talese disavows his forthcoming book; five writers on life-changing moments at U.S. national parks; the psychology of the beach read; and other news.
Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.
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.
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