Viet Than Nguyen on cultural appropriation; Stephen King’s “singular weirdness”; Authors Guild condemns Google’s “commercial use of expressive authorship”; and other news.
PEN launches event series for Muslim American writers; Gene Wilder’s literary works; Cairo court upholds Egyptian writer’s prison sentence; and other news.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
On the craft choices of debut novelists; BuzzFeed launches section for new writing; missing Hong Kong editor returns; and other news.
World Book Day; author Ethan Canin on creating emotional endings; recommended writers’ journals; and other news.
Since its founding in 2008, Badilisha Poetry X-Change has built the largest online archive of contemporary African poetry, including work by nearly four hundred poets from more than thirty countries across Africa and the diaspora. Now, with the launch of a new mobile site, Badilisha is making African poetry more accessible and interactive to millions of Africans.
Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature join forces to launch Literary Hub, a new site with an editorial team dedicated to curating the best literature-related writing on the Web.
Houston art museum holds an Ekphrastic poetry competition; Interactive Fiction awards highlight text-based video games; “bad books for children”; and other news.
Vook acquires Byliner; Peter Carey on refusing to ghost Julian Assange’s memoir; the campaign for independent bookstores expands; and other news.