Sarabande Books opens new offices in New York City; Gary Shteyngart to decrease blurbing habit; a “poetry fence” in Alexandria, Virginia; and other news.
Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.
New York City’s Rare Book Week; the exploitation of Detroit’s decay; writers reflect on the portrayal of Appalachia; and other news.
Christina Baker Kline novels move from mid-list to bestseller; a day in the life of Meg Wolitzer; two authors consider the strength of the adage “write what you know”; and other news.
Amanda Nelson explains the definition of first edition; Sam Sacks explores the demise and persistence of the novel; Claire Vaye Watkins wins the Dylan Thomas Prize; and other news.
Founded over thirty years ago by David Collins and Evelyn Witter, Midwest Writing Center offers opportunities for writers and readers alike throughout the Quad Cities region.
British bridal-gown designer Jennifer Pritchard Couchman created a dress made entirely out of book pages, which premiered at a literary festival in Lancaster, England, this past October.
Reagan Arthur has been named the next publisher of Little, Brown; David L. Ulin discusses the newly-published work of New Yorker legend Joseph Mitchell; novelist Alix Ohlin considers the intricate relationship between male writers and female readers; and other news.
Actor Johnny Depp is launching a HarperCollins imprint called Infinitum Nihil; Microsoft announced the pricing for its new line of Surface tablets; the battle over the ownership of Franz Kafka's papers has been decided in court; and other news.
The Association of American Publishers reports sales rose over 13 percent for the first half of 2012; Robert Atwan lists the ten best essays written since 1950; literary podcast Other People with Brad Listi has created an app; and other news.