The biennial Gift of Freedom Award, sponsored by the Placitas, New Mexico-based A Room of Her Own Foundation, transcends competition by acting as an agent for change in the lives of women writers.
“Dutch classic” 1947 novel translated into English for the first time; American Library Association announces winners of its Youth Media Awards; novelist Anuk Arudpragasam on articulating inner life; and other news.
Excerpts from Bad Sex in Fiction award contenders; biography in the age of Twitter; 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel that may have predicted the 2016 election; and other news.
Funny books recommended by funny writers; mislabeling story collections as novels; poetry and the urban experience; and other news.
President Obama proclaims October as National Arts and Humanities Month; National Book Foundation announces 5 Under 35 honorees; Hollywood’s “most sought-after word nerds”; and other news.
Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin on the decline of online book culture; J. K. Rowling on freedom of expression; Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize for fiction; and other news.
Romance-only bookstore; earliest manuscripts by women on display in new exhibit; a conversation with poet Li-Young Lee; and other news.
What literature can do that op-eds cannot; Ian McKellen returns $1.4 million memoir advance; James Hannaham wins $15,000 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction; and other news.
National Book Critics Circle Awards winners announced; lost H. P. Lovecraft manuscript discovered in defunct magic shop; a reading of Moby-Dick by famous actors; and other news.
What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.