Novelist Teju Cole shares his thoughts on death of Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor; Jonathan Raban looks at the life and work of William Gaddis; Junot Díaz discusses how Latinos are represented in film and television; 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.
Shane Salerno answers critics of his Salinger documentary; Steve Almond looks at the career of bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert; a professor of English has solved the mystery surrounding the authorship of The Bondwoman’s Narrative; 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.
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.
The author most recently of the memoir Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood, published in September by the University of Minnesota Press, Kate Hopper discusses the importance of trademarking one's work to keep it protected.
Publishers Weekly reports twenty-three million e-book consumers are eligible for refunds; the New Yorker looks at the life and work of Choire Sicha; Open Culture gathered writing advice from Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, and Anne Enright; 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.
The DOJ outlined proposed business practices for Apple in the wake of its e-book lawsuit; a New York City public middle school removed a Sherman Alexie novel from the classroom; Zadie Smith speaks with the Guardian’s book club podcast; and other news.
Mark Saunders has been named director of the University of Virginia Press; Tim Kreider looks at the current state of book cover design; the Telegraph investigates the nebulous world of literary libel; and other news.