For an alternative movie night, view these extended readings and conversations with literary luminaries Zadie Smith, Édouard Louis, Min Jin Lee, Ocean Vuong, and Joy Harjo.
In their analysis of three classic texts, two UC Berkeley Neuroscience PhD candidates created an interactive visualization of the emotional relationships between each book’s cast of characters.
A Minneapolis-based collaborative brings poetry to life through a series of animated films.
A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.
Inspired by the works of Shelley, Keats, and Byron, a new video game challenges its players to get creative with writing-based gameplay.
The New York Shakespeare Exchange is working with filmmakers and directors to produce collaborative video adaptations of Shakespeare’s sonnets, bringing the Bard’s timeless poems to a new audience.
Novelist Jennifer Miller examines the marketplace pressure placed on author photos; Jason Diamond showcases his ten favorite nonfiction titles of the year; the Guardian lists the books banned from Guantánamo Bay detention camp; and other news.
Starting tomorrow, Amazon will collect sales tax in Massachusetts and Connecticut; USA Today reveals what can be gleaned from two decades of its best-seller lists; Salon gathered short and scary stories from twelve authors, including Shani Boianjiu and Mat Johnson; and other news.
Neil Gaiman’s novel Neverwhere was banned from a school library in Alamogordo, New Mexico; the New Yorker gathered several writers and asked for their thoughts on Alice Munro; Maria Bustillos considers the great James Thurber’s role in the genesis of creative nonfiction; 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.