Pulitzer Prize Winner James Alan McPherson dies; debut authors Yaa Gyasi and Hua Hsu in conversation; the evolving role of librarians; and other news.
Muslim teen poetry group addresses U.S. Islamophobia; authors set to perform Oscar Wilde’s work in the prison where he served a sentence; Viet Thanh Nguyen on the process of writing his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel; and other news.
Goethe’s complex legacy; poet Jade Cho on the Asian American experience; petition to restore Dennis Cooper’s blog reaches over three thousand signatures; and other news.
Literary publishing in Africa; Danny Strong on directing J. D. Salinger biopic; high court ruling upholds Tamil writer’s freedom of expression; and other news.
Neil Gaiman's Norse mythology; breaking taboos and loving the characters we fear; twelve essential American books; and other news.
How reading fiction teaches empathy; a case for reading Proust on a cell phone; the need for more people of color in editorial positions; and other news.
VIDA: Women in Literary Arts releases 2015 VIDA Count; an interview with Los Angeles poet laureate Luis J. Rodriguez; a field report of Shakespeare’s First Folio cross-country tour; and other news.
Shakespeare’s last handwritten manuscript digitized; literary translation quality versus celebrity; HarperCollins to offer discount Mockingbird paperbacks to schools; and other news.
Since its founding in 2008, Badilisha Poetry X-Change has built the largest online archive of contemporary African poetry, including work by nearly four hundred poets from more than thirty countries across Africa and the diaspora. Now, with the launch of a new mobile site, Badilisha is making African poetry more accessible and interactive to millions of Africans.
For T. Geronimo Johnson, whose second book, Welcome to Braggsville, was published in February, writing is a way to push himself, and his readers, into uncomfortable territory—to start a conversation, a communion, that could open up our hearts.