writers and family
Sandra Beasley's Plagiarist, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger, and More
New J. D. Salinger Letters, Neil Gaiman's Author Advice, and More
Truman Capote's marked-up Breakfast at Tiffany's manuscript is up for auction; Colorado-based Mud Luscious Press has shuttered; Rumpus managing editor Isaac Fitzgerald has been named publicity director for McSweeney’s; and other news.
Authors Name Their Favorite Children's Books, Report From Selected Shorts, and More
New York's Hudson Valley is a great place for independent bookstores; Charles Simic discusses decades of reading his poetry in venues across the country; the extraordinarily successful career of poet Carl Sandburg; and other news.
New York City Pays for Destroyed OWS Library, Mary Jo Bang on the Tetris Effect, and More
Joshua Henkin reveals the most vulnerable moments in a man’s life; Mary Jo Bang explains the Tetris Effect; eight collages of poet Bill Knott's rejection letters; and other news.
Remembering Novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Cabinet Magazine on Trial, and More
Thessaly La Force remembers prize-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who died yesterday at her home in New York City, at age eighty-five; Aryn Kyle reveals how she spent the advance on her bestselling first novel; Architectural Digest takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the sets designed for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby; and other news.
Parents & Writers
This spring the San Francisco-based nonprofit Sustainable Arts Foundation launches its residency grant program, which offers support to writers and artists residencies that accomodate writers and artists with children.
New Thomas Pynchon Novel Set for September, Free College-Level Writing Classes, and More
A new Thomas Pynchon novel will be published this September; Nicholas Thompson reveals the magazine article origins of the Oscar-winning film Argo; nine free college-level writing and literature classes; and other news.
Writers on Anniversary of Sylvia Plath's Death, Truman Capote Controversy, and More
A dispute over the ownership of case files that informed Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood have cast doubts on the veracity of sections of Capote’s masterpiece; to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s death, the Guardian asked several writers to comment on what Plath’s work means to them, including Jennifer Egan, Sharon Olds, and Lena Dunham; novelist Caroline Leavitt shares a tale of love lost and found, and a pet tortoise named Minnie; and other news.
Reagan Arthur Named Publisher of Little, Brown, Wells Tower (and Dad) at Burning Man, and More
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.