Ecological artist and sculptor Ana Flores connects communites to the land around them through a series of installations that combine poetry, visual art, and nature observation.
Barnes & Noble’s retail CEO Mitchell Klipper sold five million dollars of his personal stock in the company; a Charles Bukowski archive is now available online; publishing veteran Jenny Bent offers advice on interacting with literary agents; and other news.
The new Salinger film alleges that the author instructed his estate to publish five additional books; Boris Kachka looks at the life and work of Thomas Pynchon; Melissa Donovan explains how poetry improves all writing; and other news.
Self-published authors increasingly view independent publishers as part of the establishment; She’s Come Undone no longer banned in prisons; why grammar geeks lack imagination, and other news.
Bookstore sales fell 9.5 percent in June; Wattpad recently announced a crowd-sourced funding service for its authors; Carol Muske-Dukes recounts John Cheever’s 1977 visit with inmates at Sing Sing; and other news.
Future Book examines Amazon’s pricing strategies; Margo Rabb explores the experience of meeting literary heroes; Scientific American looks at the link between creativity and eccentricity; and other news.
A never-before-seen Joseph Heller story will appear this week in the Strand; Taffy Brodesser-Akner gleans what can be learned about the creative process when writers are forced to produce; Biographile explains why the world needs a definitive biography of Joan Didion; and other news.
Jenji Kohan has adapted Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black for Netflix; Danielle Ofri discusses how poetry intersects with medicine; Sotheby’s auctioned Samuel Beckett’s first novel manuscript for over one million dollars; and other news.
Boris Kachka weighs in on the Penguin Random House merger; Shelf Awareness has an update in reclusive author Harper Lee's lawsuit against her former agent; Brain Pickings features a rare BBC recording of Sylvia Plath; and other news.
Poet Crystal Hoffman sets out on a pilgrimage across the country to write a collection of poetry and essays based on the narratives of people she meets along the way. And she’s doing it all on foot.