Margaret Atwood remembers Nobel-winning author Doris Lessing, who died yesterday at age ninety-four; right-wing extremists have destroyed a statue of Hungarian Jewish poet Radnóti Miklós; Elissa Schappell offers advice on story endings; and other news.
A galley copy of Ian Hamilton’s unpublished biography of J. D. Salinger is up for auction; Tim Ferriss announced he is launching an audiobook publisher; the Independent recalls the life and work of celebrated poet Dylan Thomas; and other news.
Emily Dickinson online archive fuels debate; Ian Crouch discusses the proliferation of neologisms; Arizona approves Mexican-American studies books; ten scary novels for Halloween; and other news.
For Banned Books Week, the Los Angeles Times created a gallery of banned books; Forbes looks at how new digital tools are reinvigorating poetry; Jason Diamond consider the merits of Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers; and other news.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has purchased the Washington Post; Elmore Leonard is recuperating after a stroke; Boris Kachka provides an insider's view of the Jonathan Franzen versus Oprah’s Book Club dustup of 2001; and other news.
Flavorwire explores the minds behind book thievery; Robert Bolaño the posthumous poet; why book covers will never be the same; and other news.
Publishing Perspectives details the specifics of agent-assisted publishing; Joan Didion’s childhood home is for sale; Evan Hughes considers Amazon’s future; and other news.
Zeljka Marosevic details what it was like to work for Victoria Barnsley, who announced yesterday she is leaving HarperCollins; Amit Majmudar describes how he reads the work of Byron in his dreams; Slate features a coded World War I postcard written by poet Wilfred Owen; and other news.
Ian Buruma looks at Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu’s harrowing new memoir; Digital Book World says not to count out Barnes & Noble; Book Riot visits the oldest bookstore in the world; and other news.
The Gersh Agency and Diversion Books have launched an imprint to publish titles by Gersh's clients; John Dvorak examines the actual cost of e-books; A. N. Devers looks at autographed first-edition book clubs; and other news.