T. C. Boyle ends contract with Viking Penguin; Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized; the London Book Fair gets underway; and other news.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s first new novel in ten years; remembering Peter Matthiessen, Brendan Behan, and Marina Keegan; what Percy Bysshe Shelley ate; and other news.
Cheryl Strayed visits Wisconsin; Melville House wonders if the author is dead; books to help with midlife crises; and other news.
Wikipedia will be published as a volume of books; an investment firm has offered to buy 51 percent of Barnes & Noble; Lorrie Moore profiled in the Millions; and other news.
The Flannery O’Connor - Andalusia Foundation is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and appreciation of Andalusia, the final home of Flannery O'Connor, to perpetuate her place in the roster of great writers of the twentieth century.
Michelle Dean takes a detailed look at the game of women's memoir; Paisley Rekdal comes to the defense of the poetry workshop; J. Robert Lennon dispenses advice for the literary-minded and lovelorn alike; and other news.
Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was among the victims of the ongoing seige at a shopping mall in Kenya; this afternoon PEN American Center is hosting a live Google+ hangout with Sherman Alexie; Rebecca Mead discusses her new book My Life in Middlemarch; and other news.
Shane Salerno answers critics of his Salinger documentary; Steve Almond looks at the career of bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert; a professor of English has solved the mystery surrounding the authorship of The Bondwoman’s Narrative; and other news.
She Writes, a Web site established for women writers, has joined the ranks of literary social networking utilities. Launched in June it aims to provide a place "where women writers working in every genre, in every part of the world, and of all ages and backgrounds, can come together in a space of mutual support."
In Qatar, poet Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami has been sentenced to life in prison after writing lines inspired by the Arab Spring; GalleyCat offers its last piece of advice for National Novel Writing Month; Nick Hornby will adapt the film version of Cheryl Strayed's Wild for Reese Witherspoon; and other news.