Penguin Random House restructures operations; the lost pulp novel of Gore Vidal; the usefulness of literature; and other news.
We take a look inside the New York City offices of Simon & Schuster as its staff prepares to launch Matthew Thomas’s debut novel, We Are Not Ourselves, a title the publisher acquired for more than a million dollars.
A sociologist at Queens College makes a compelling case for self-publishing; Harry Potter is all over a neighborhood in Missoula, Montana; Amy Tan builds a home she can grow old in; and other news.
Simon & Schuster partners with Regan Arts; early J. D. Salinger stories republished; Oakland couple creates new space for poetry; and other news.
Northwestern University sues author; Pearson reports a profit; Elizabeth E. Barker named director of the Boston Athenæum; and other news.
LGBT poetry celebration launches in Washington, D.C.; Scottish physicians consider the mental health of Robert Burns; looking forward to BookCon; and other news.
Salman Rushdie examines Gabriel García Márquez’s magic realism; ZYZZYVA’s one hundredth issue; Charlotte Brontë’s Google doodle; and other news.
Philip Roth restated that he is finished with the writing of novels; a new fragment of Jane Austen’s handwriting has been found; Wired reports the cost of the Amazon Prime program will increase significantly; and other news.
Literary agent David Gernert discusses the bookstore as a key to our culture, what it's like to work with John Grisham, and how big changes in the industry are affecting authors' incomes.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Daniel Alarcón's At Night We Walk in Circles and Carmen Giménez Smith's Milk and Filth, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.