Kobo launches first waterproof e-reader; Robin Williams biography in the works; how where you live affects your writing; and other news.
Stephen King announces fall book tour; 3-D children's books for the visually impaired; in defense of Comic Sans; 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.
A daily phone call from India spurs an emerging writer to complete her first novel.
One author argues that talent is the least important part of becoming a writer.
Writers discuss what prompted them to start or return to journal writing, and why sometimes it’s better to destroy rather than preserve such catalogues of the past.
A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.
In her genre-defying book Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, published in 2000 by Random House, Lauren Slater toys with the conventions of fact, fiction, memory, and art, introducing fabricated occurrences and physical conditions to unveil the truth of her experience—and of the human condition.
Through her work with the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, a poet discovers that writing can grant a type of freedom to incarcerated men—and in the process finds her own sense of peace in the wake of personal trauma.
Posman Books readies its fourth store; the argument for free digital libraries; Edwidge Danticat on sugar factories in the Dominican Republic; and other news.