funding for the arts

Flannery O’Connor Archive Sold to Emory, Nobel Judge Condemns Western “Professionalization” of Literature, and More


A growing market for children’s nonfiction; a hefty new compilation of Bob Dylan’s lyrics; J. K. Rowling’s Twitter riddle solved; and other news.

J. M. Coetzee's and Paul Auster's Correspondence, Self-Publishing at SXSW, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the DOJ's e-book price-fixing lawsuit; Alex Mar examines how Internet access is reshaping the experience of an artists' colony; poet Lisa Russ Spaar investigates the source of her insomnia; and other news.

A Tough Transition for TriQuarterly

Kevin Nance

The latest casualty in the ongoing siege of academic presses and literary magazines in the economic downturn was recorded last fall when Northwestern University announced plans to end the forty-five-year run of its prize-winning journal TriQuarterly as a print publication. After the magazine's final print issue this spring, it will become an online-only, student-run publication.

William Styron's New Book of Revelatory Letters, Gift Ideas for Literature Lovers, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

The Obama family visited an independent bookstore in Virginia this weekend to promote Small Business Saturday; Flavorwire rounded up a collection of "literary late bloomers," including Charles Bukowski, and Deborah Eisenberg; the Los Angeles Review of Books is attempting to raise ten thousand dollars by Friday; and other news.


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