A behind-the-scenes look at Shepherds Bookbinders in London reveals the complexity and detail involved in bookbinding—in this case, a special edition of Tom McCarthy's Satin Island (Knopf, 2015), which is shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
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"I like to play little games with myself to keep the process playful, fluid, and fun." Tanwi Nandini Islam talks about writing rituals and the personal items that influenced her debut novel, Bright Lines (Penguin Books, 2015).
"The Lord gives us trains and we waste those distances / transporting coal," writes Anders Carlson-Wee in his poem "Riding the Owl's Eye." This short film about a train-hopping journey he took with his brother and fellow poet Kai Carlson-Wee will be featured at the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival in November.
"What happens if you take the fantastic and the historical and bind them into the same book?" The award-winning author speaks with PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about the mix of magic and reality in his latest novel, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (Random House, 2015).
Elementary school students at PS 193 in Brooklyn collaborated with Puppetry in Practice, a nonprofit organization promoting literacy in schools, to create these stop-motion animation films featuring four poems about New York City.
"When I was writing the first draft of the book, I was maybe six months into it when the Trayvon Martin killing happened in Florida—that had a really powerful impact on me and on the book." Matt Bell, who is featured in the "The Way of the Workshop" in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks about his new novel, Scrapper (Soho Press, 2015).
"There is an effort in this book for the Indian novel in English to be more aware of its literary origins." Aatish Taseer discusses his latest novel, The Way Things Were, which was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in July.
"When the woman brought the bill, Mom smiled at her and said thank you, which was a lie, because Mom hates when people bring her the bill." Jesse Eisenberg reads from his debut story collection, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, which was released today by Grove Press.
The bestselling author speaks with PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about bird-watching, debates, and his latest novel, Purity (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), which is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.