Don Share has been named editor of Poetry; Hector Tobar reports new details have arisen concerning the 1975 assassination of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton; Macmillan CEO John Sargent's candid thoughts about the DOJ lawsuit; and other news.
BookExpo America is this week in New York City, and e-books take center stage; You Are One of Them author Elliott Holt discusses a favorite Chekhov story; the Atlantic explores why Sylvia Plath commands the public imagination; and other news.
For Memorial Day, five ways of sharing books with men and women in armed service; brick-and-mortar bookstores saw a dramatic increase in foot traffic in the first quarter of 2013; Flavorwire rounded up twenty smart books for the beach; and other news.
A documentary about the life and work of George Plimpton is out today; a lost novel manuscript by Pearl Buck was found in a Texas storage unit, and will be published this October; Ron Charles details how a bad review can transform into good blurb; and other news.
Bret Easton Ellis answered questions about his disparaging remarks about David Foster Wallace; Bill Morris revisits the life, work, and childhood home of Henry Miller; Michael Saler examines the philosopical origins of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; and other news.
The Los Angeles Times reports e-books helped increase overall United States book sales; David Haglund explains the fabricated claim that Dostoevsky met with Charles Dickens; Wendy Francis pens a letter to an aspiring author; and other news.
Barnes & Noble announced a major expansion of its NOOK Video offerings; the Wall Street Journal reports Disney-owned Hyperion is selling off its backlist to focus on publishing titles that promote its ABC television properties; Zainab Bahrani details the struggle to save the National Library of Iraq from oblivion; and other news.
Some of the nation's largest book sellers are seeing unprecedented global expansion by using digital platforms to their advantage.
A new Thomas Pynchon novel will be published this September; Nicholas Thompson reveals the magazine article origins of the Oscar-winning film Argo; nine free college-level writing and literature classes; and other news.