Trump’s 2018 budget outline includes withdrawing funding for the NEA, making him the first president to propose the total elimination of the fifty-year-old federal agency.
The 844 poets, writers, and translators listed in the Grants & Awards section of the magazine in 2012 won a total of $9,595,066. In this feature we take a closer look at the winners.
New study shows Americans prefer print books to e-books; Italian teens receive €500 cultural vouchers; Jonathan Safran Foer on his new novel; and other news.
Fanny Howe’s poetry of resistance; Emily St. John Mandel reflects on her book tour; NEA grants $550,000 to Library of America; and other news.
In our special section on writing contests, we take a look at three literary organizations offering prizes that include more than just cash—including time and space to write, career development, 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.
New fairy tales discovered in Germany; Lambda Literary awarded $10,000; Patti Smith recites poetry; and other news.
Jeanette Winterson faces online critics; the effects of the Amazon-Hachette dispute on self-published authors; a boost for Korean literature; and other news.
A twenty-four-hour bookstore in Beijing; Dylan Thomas Centre to receive grant; Naomi Shihab Nye on reading poetry out loud; and other news.
The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative recently announced that this year’s mentor in literature, German writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger, has chosen as his protégée American poet Tracy K. Smith. This is the fifth year a mentorship has been awarded to a writer, and the first time the winning writer has hailed from the United States.