George Washington’s hair found in library book; the importance of rereading; in praise of queer teen fiction; and other news.
Ron Padgett on the poems he wrote for the film Paterson; Philip Roth on the similarities between the current presidency and one of his novels; writers on Burns Night; and other news.
Upon the release of Another Brooklyn, her first novel for adults in twenty years, award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson discusses New York City’s literary legacy, the strength in being a person of color, putting humanity on the page, living in the age of Beyoncé, and happiness
New anthology modeled after The Canterbury Tales features stories of refugees in the U.K.; a poet and a novelist respond to the Orlando shooting; the trope of masculine genius; and other news.
Her books, for readers of all ages, have been published in thirty-two languages and sold more than eighty-five million copies worldwide, but Judy Blume, whose new novel, In the Unlikely Event, was published by Knopf in June, has always taken a simple approach to her work: “I do what I have to do to tell the story.”
The right kind of day job for a writer; GIF quotes app; a new reading of L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time; and other news.
The increasing success and growth of a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, reflects the incredible importance of storytelling in the lives of youths.
The case against “book-dropping”; literary characters who never die; the often-elusive titling process; and other news.
Houston art museum holds an Ekphrastic poetry competition; Interactive Fiction awards highlight text-based video games; “bad books for children”; and other news.
A growing market for children’s nonfiction; a hefty new compilation of Bob Dylan’s lyrics; J. K. Rowling’s Twitter riddle solved; and other news.