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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.
The New York Times launches new best-seller lists; Lena Dunham’s forthcoming memoir; The Great Gatsby, tweet by tweet; and other news.
The long road to publishing Laura Ingalls Wilder's Pioneer Girl; a library with no books; the relationship between writing and fishing; and other news.
Writers at the Atlantic look at writing and marriage; the effects of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s writing on his personal life; the death of Michael Rockefeller; and other news.
Open Road hires Ira Silverberg; the Los Angeles Times profiles City Lights Bookstore; an artist reimagines works by Cormac McCarthy and others; and other news.
The Daily Beast offers a life-affirming reading list; Kitchen Sink Press has donated its archives to Columbia University; test your literary knowledge with a quiz gleaned from Jeopardy champion Tom Nissley’s A Reader’s Book of Days; and other news.
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.
Gawker examines the critical adulation and controversy surrounding Dave Eggers’s The Circle; the Center for Jewish History in New York City will to open a rare books room; the New York Times speaks with poet Tess Taylor, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson; and other news.
Tech start-up Oyster has launched a Netflix-like service for books; Jennifer Vanderbes argues the evolutionary merits of narrative storytelling; Rachel Weisz will create a screen adaptation of Jennifer Gilmore’s The Mothers; and other news.