Poet Yona Harvey on writing for Marvel Comics; publishers react to recent firing of Barnes & Noble CEO; fiction writer Leopoldine Core on voyeurism and obsession; and other news.
Tracy Sherrod, current editorial director of Amistad Press, discusses how the publisher of multicultural voices has changed over its thirty-year history, as well as the challenges it faces today.
Steph Burt, acclaimed critic, poet, and Harvard professor, talks about their path to becoming a poetry critic, working as both a poet and a critic, and how the internet has greatly expanded the conversations surrounding poetry and poetics.
In a new collection of essays, Known and Strange Things, writer and photographer Teju Cole sharpens the focus and adjusts the frame in personal and probing considerations of life and art.
William Giraldi, whose new memoir, The Hero’s Body, was published in August, talks with Sven Birkerts, the author of the memoir My Sky Blue Trades and The Art of Time in Memoir, about the artful craft and contradictions of a misunderstood genre.
Learning to love a non-native language; fiction writer Brian Evenson on narrative uncertainty; the U.S. Constitution becomes best-seller following Khizr Khan’s DNC speech; and other news.
James Patterson tops highest paid authors for third year in a row; America’s most beautiful libraries; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sells two million copies in three days; and other news.
Kevin Young named director of Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; AWP releases demographics list for 2017 conference; Leigh Stein on abuse and memoir; and other news.
Lucia Berlin’s unfinished memoir; the role of the contemporary American essay; the last of New York City’s Spanish-language bookstores; and other news.
Pulitzer Prize Winner James Alan McPherson dies; debut authors Yaa Gyasi and Hua Hsu in conversation; the evolving role of librarians; and other news.