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.
Jane Eyre and the invention of the self; a singer’s homage to poet Anna Akhmatova; Ann Beattie on David Markson; and other news.
Her new book of essays, The Givenness of Things, is further proof that Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is writing with an entirely different level of intellectual and creative rigor.
The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.
Ann Beattie’s rise to literary stardom in the 1970s prompted readers and critics alike to anoint her as the voice of a generation, but her nineteenth book, The State We’re In: Maine Stories, published in August by Scribner, proves again that her powerful fiction has a timeless appeal.
In response to the pervasive gender disparity in publishing, the Los Angeles–based group Women Who Submit encourages women writers to gather together and submit their work to magazines, and to celebrate the often intimidating process of sending work out into the world.
A new anthology of short fiction from the University of Wisconsin Press explores the breadth of stories that women of color have to tell.
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.
The New York Times launches new best-seller lists; Lena Dunham’s forthcoming memoir; The Great Gatsby, tweet by tweet; and other news.
The director of the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Awards discusses the program’s twenty-year effort to support emerging women writers.