In light of Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in literature, the Millions offers a guide to the beloved Canadian author; Bowker announced self-published titles increased 59 percent in 2012; Flavorwire highlights the musings of a teenage F. Scott Fitzgerald; and other news.
Amazon intends to build a distribution center in Kenosha, Wisconsin; Heidi Pitlor explains what makes a good short story; Elon Green interviews Gay Talese about his most famous essay for Esquire; and other news.
Amazon intends to open at least three warehouses in western Poland; Ron Charles has the skinny on last night’s PEN/Faulkner gala; reading Dave Eggers’s new novel The Circle inspired Michele Filgate to give up social media; and other news.
Amazon announced upgraded versions of its Kindle Fire tablets; Zoë Heller and Mohsin Hamid debate whether fictional characters should be likable; Andrew Scott shares his thoughts with authors on self-promotion; and other news.
Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite includes an integrated version of Goodreads; Eric Van Hoose makes a case that writers should play video games; Susan Stamberg reports on F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s time spent in the resort town of Asheville, North Carolina; and other news.
Amazon has launched its Kindle Store in Mexico; Jason Diamond considers David Foster Wallace’s contributions to tennis literature; Alberto Rios has been named Arizona’s first poet laureate; and other news.
Nikki Giovanni discusses Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech; Amazon Publishing’s Laurence Kirshbaum has been accused by a prospective employee of sexual assault; an audio clip was released of Margaret Salinger confirming her father J. D. Salinger had manuscripts ready for publication; and other news.
Joshua Rothman considers a new interpretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Michele Filgate recounts how she accidentally set Stephen King’s Insomnia aflame; Jennie Yabroff parses the distinction between autobiography and memoir; and other news.
Author John Grisham looks inside the prison at Guantánamo Bay; Harvard professor Joseph L. Badaracco uses literature to teach business ethics; fourth; and other news.