Booksellers launch drive for immigrant children; Middle Eastern entrepreneur hawks banned books; student discovers lost photograph of Alfred Lord Tennyson; and other news.
South Carolina governor okays penalty for LGBT literature; Los Angeles seeks new poet laureate; the effects of the Internet on the novel; and other news.
Leslie Jamison signs seven-figure deal with Little, Brown; Cambridge students struggle with poem; documentaries on Susan Sontag and W. S. Merwin; and other news.
Darren Aronofsky to adapt Margaret Atwood's dystopian trilogy for HBO; e-books to outsell print in the U.K. by 2018; Ohio’s potential poet laureate position; and other news.
Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.
Philip Roth’s literature of desire; topless readers take New York City; Kurt Vonnegut’s forays into art; and other news.
Paul Simon remembers Seamus Heaney; Irvine Welsh joins graphic novel team; life as an openly gay writer in Kenya; and other news.
Books & Brews brings booze to a new venue in Indiana; Adam Zagajewski on balancing joy with sadness; Vladimir Putin’s fictional presence; and other news.
Former U. S. poet laureate Maxine Kumin died yesterday at age eighty-eight; Penguin Random House will close two Penguin warehouses as it restructures; Alexander Chee examines the nature of pervasive Internet outrage; and other news.
Zola Books will sell exclusive e-book editions of several titles by Joan Didion; Oleg Kashin looks at the disparate careers of poets Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Joseph Brodsky; New Hampshire’s RiverRun Bookstore has opened a new branch in Kittery, Maine; and other news.