Jail time for overdue library books; Henry Louis Gates, Jr. leads fundraising campaign to save James Baldwin’s home; American novels and individualism; and other news.
Google returns Dennis Cooper’s blog; Ian McEwan on writing his seventeenth novel; the “Nu-Audacity” school of poetry; and other news.
WNYC talks to poet Evie Shockley about her #DearPresident message; on great sentences; librarians’ top-ten September books; and other news.
James Patterson tops highest paid authors for third year in a row; America’s most beautiful libraries; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sells two million copies in three days; and other news.
Lucia Berlin’s unfinished memoir; the role of the contemporary American essay; the last of New York City’s Spanish-language bookstores; and other news.
Pulitzer Prize Winner James Alan McPherson dies; debut authors Yaa Gyasi and Hua Hsu in conversation; the evolving role of librarians; and other news.
Juan Felipe Herrera’s poem on gun violence; PEN and Catapult launch short story prize for emerging writers; an interview with fiction writer Yuri Herrera; and other news.
Apple begins its e-book refund distribution today; untranslated Spanish novel recommendations; how fiction can expose more than memoir; and other news.
In this tour of the Mile High City, novelist Jenny Shank visits the sites, writing groups, organizations, and presses that keep her hometown's literary spirit alive in the bootstrapping tradition of those “roaring drunken miners” who founded it.
Marianne Moore’s revival; first books after forty; a new Kindle for book fetishists; and other news.