October book recommendations; National Book Award winner Phil Klay’s open letter to Donald Trump; how novelists write about climate change; and other news.
Iraq war veterans on writing fiction; college students prefer print books to digital; racy Tagore translation pulled from Chinese stores; and other news.
Ron Capps’s Washington, D.C.–based Veterans Writing Project helps military veterans and their families begin to heal through writing workshops around the country.
A new story by bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami is available free online; Hector Tobar reports that the Texas Book Festival has received bad press over a lack of diversity in this year’s roster; the current issue of Poetry includes four letters by Robert Creeley; and other news.
James Patterson announced he would give one million dollars to independent bookstores; Tobias Carroll reports on attending the midnight release party for Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge; Melville House does the numbers on New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani; and other news.
The Obama family visited an independent bookstore in Virginia this weekend to promote Small Business Saturday; Flavorwire rounded up a collection of "literary late bloomers," including Charles Bukowski, and Deborah Eisenberg; the Los Angeles Review of Books is attempting to raise ten thousand dollars by Friday; and other news.