Octavia Butler’s 1998 novel predicts Trump’s campaign slogan; anticipated books for the second half of 2016; the geographic distribution of the Man Booker International Prize; and other news.
Prominent literary translator Gregory Rabassa has died; fiction writer Dorthe Nors on her formal experimentation; strange work habits of famous authors; and other news.
T. S. Eliot’s Poetry Book Society to close; advice for writing serialized fiction; book vending machines arrive in Singapore; and other news.
Allegory versus metaphor; the aphorism’s long history; Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo on the value of poetry; 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.
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.
The problem of the “important, inappropriate literary man;” Harper Lee letters go to auction this week; on writing fully realized characters; and other news.
American Psycho reconsidered; the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction; on confessional writing by women; 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.
Prince announces upcoming memoir; Europe’s first print-on-demand bookstore; women poets to read right now; and other news.