Ways to make Barnes & Noble turn a larger profit; American classics removed from British schools; new fiction by veterans; and other news.
Bear Grylls to pen thrillers; “ambush poetry” in Las Vegas; the trouble with labeling women’s writing; and other news.
Green Apple Books saves a San Francisco video store; revisiting the Salman Rushdie fatwa; modeling small businesses after independent booksellers; and other news.
In her new novel, An Untamed State; her essay collection, Bad Feminist, forthcoming in August; and her memoir, Hunger, slated for publication in 2016, Roxane Gay offers a joyous, complicated, even radically nuanced view of women.
An original Wilfred Owen manuscript on display in England; inside the Manhattan offices of the Paris Review; six successful independent bookstores; and other news.
An Alice Munro short story becomes a film; a novelist gains new perspective on her husband’s disappearance; a new book on Barney Rosset; and other news.
Writers at the Atlantic look at writing and marriage; the effects of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s writing on his personal life; the death of Michael Rockefeller; and other news.
Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.
T. C. Boyle ends contract with Viking Penguin; Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized; the London Book Fair gets underway; and other news.
New York City’s Rare Book Week; the exploitation of Detroit’s decay; writers reflect on the portrayal of Appalachia; and other news.