The importance of public libraries; director Pablo Larrain on his Pablo Neruda biopic; poet Lynn Melnick on activism and writing; and other news.
Borges’s Library of Babel in 3D; online harassment of comic writer sparks conversation about misogyny in industry; Charles Dickens’s pet raven inspired Poe’s famous poem; and other news.
James Patterson cancels publication of novel The Murder of Stephen King; Lidia Yuknavitch reimagines Joan of Arc; PEN releases report on China’s censorship of foreign journalists; and other news.
The influence of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems on Mad Men; the anatomy of a best-seller; Ben-Hur update features larger roles for women characters; 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.
Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary; the poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop; Bret Easton Ellis on the Broadway version of his novel American Psycho; and other news.
Hilary Mantel’s writing day; an interview with National Book Award winner Ha Jin; U. of Illinois launches massive open online course in Modern American poetry; and other news.
Hilton Als on Maggie Nelson; college poetry slam athleticism; on attending AWP as a black woman; and other news.
Goodreads hits 50 million reviews; how poetry teaches kids to love reading; the Bible to become Tennessee’s official state book; 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.