Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.
Amazon and Perseus strike a new deal; Paul Theroux on the short story; Thomas Pynchon rumored to make an onscreen appearance; and other news.
We take a look inside the New York City offices of Simon & Schuster as its staff prepares to launch Matthew Thomas’s debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, a title the publisher acquired for more than a million dollars.
For our fourteenth annual roundup of the summer’s best debut fiction, we asked five established authors—Maggie Shipstead, Victor LaValle, Ru Freeman, Chad Harbach, and Amanda Eyre Ward—to introduce this year’s group of talented debut authors: Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.
Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.
Novelist Eleanor Catton on writing strategies; why science fiction should be taken seriously; from blog to book; and other news.
A debut poet’s first collection examines ethnic identity, gang life, and masculinity.
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.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s first new novel in ten years; remembering Peter Matthiessen, Brendan Behan, and Marina Keegan; what Percy Bysshe Shelley ate; and other news.