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.
Kimiko Hahn elected president of Poetry Society of America; discovery of original German Darkness at Noon manuscript prompts new translation; Daniel Clowes on his career as a graphic novelist; and other news.
VIDA staff shares the books that changed their lives; Amazon plans to open San Diego bookstore; Morgan Jerkins on black women writers’ diaries; 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.
Three Amazon series based on books; new Jonathan Safran Foer coming next fall; PANK editors bid farewell; and other news.
When writing historical fiction, the novelist must become an archaeologist—combining research and imagination to excavate relics of the past, confront ghosts, and make old stories new again.
Lena Dunham decides to pay book tour performers; A Fault In Our Stars banned in California school district; pop songs as Shakespearean sonnets; and other news.
Vook acquires Byliner; Peter Carey on refusing to ghost Julian Assange’s memoir; the campaign for independent bookstores expands; and other news.
Walt Whitman first edition sells for record amount; in defense of attractive writers; portraits of Kurt Vonnegut; and other news.
Tennessee school district bans Mark Haddon novel; a Mother’s Day tribute to poet Ruth Stone; the last feminist bookstores in North America; and other news.