Beverly Cleary turns a hundred; writer Idra Novey’s love letter to translation; PEN literary awards announced; and other news.
Flint, Michigan, teen poets on the power of art; the Los Angeles Times appoints major writers as new book-critics-at-large; Afghani book drive helps build libraries in areas struck by violence; and other news.
Jane Eyre and the invention of the self; a singer’s homage to poet Anna Akhmatova; Ann Beattie on David Markson; and other news.
World Book Day; author Ethan Canin on creating emotional endings; recommended writers’ journals; and other news.
Iraq war veterans on writing fiction; college students prefer print books to digital; racy Tagore translation pulled from Chinese stores; and other news.
A day in the life of a bookmobile librarian; Brenda Hillman named Academy of American Poets chancellor; Emma Watson’s feminist book club; and other news.
Value of first editions of twentieth-century classics increases; Roland Barthes at one hundred; “experimental” Millennial bookstore to open in London; 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.
What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.
How does a story collection happen? Justin Taylor, the author of two short story collections, offers advice about the various ways in which to build a book of short fiction.