J. D. McClatchy steps down as editor of Yale Review; imprisoned writer and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Liu Xiaobo is being treated for liver cancer; the purpose of literary magazines; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Sarah Jessica Parker acquires first novel for her literary fiction imprint; Los Angeles Review of Books and University of Southern California kick off inaugural publishing workshop; the longlists for the 2017 National Translation Awards in Poetry and Prose; and other news.
A twenty-year history of LGBTQ literature; Sherman Alexie on writing work that defies expectations; Colson Whitehead and Matthew Desmond receive Carnegie Medals; and other news.
Amazon e-book credits will expire Saturday; how outrage and emotion drive the artistic spirit; novelist Emma Straub on the books she loves; and other news.
Neil Gaiman campaign raises $100,000 for refugees; the history of the Deseret, the phonetic alphabet invented by Mormons; a guide to raising kids as readers; and other news.
Zadie Smith on the depiction of black pain in recent artwork; the difference between a book pitch and a press release; the Derek Walcott museum in St. Lucia closes; and other news.
Dysfunctional families in literature; audiobook recommendations for long summer road trips; the ten most challenged books in schools and libraries in 2016; and other news.
Tony Tulathimutte offers a guide to submitting your writing; Nick Flynn talks about poetry and addiction; famous typos in American publishing; and other news.
Book industry sales fell in 2016; the canonical status of Virginia Woolf; Milkweed Editions launches poetry prize to honor late Max Ritvo; and other news.
British kids coin more than a hundred Trump-related words; the many adaptations and influences of Orwell’s 1984; Tommy Pico talks poetry and podcasting; and other news.
Victor LaValle on the value of horror writing; artist Ekaterina Panikanova makes large-scale ink paintings on vintage books; the importance of literary and political criticism for a healthy democracy; and other news.
Charles Simic on the empathy and legacy of Philip Levine; J. K. Rowling and James Patterson among top ten highest-paid celebrities last year; Mamamia podcast with Roxane Gay sparks outrage; and other news.
Forward Prizes announce shortlists; the next generation of queer writers; a history of Russian literature; and other news.
Osama Alomar on writing about the Syrian war; cultural exchange versus appropriation in literature; Roxane Gay on writing her memoir about fatness and trauma; and other news.
Naomi Alderman wins 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction; University of Wisconsin student sues poetry professor over bad grade; Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo has died; and other news.
HarperCollins announces changes in its leadership team; Muslim poets Kazim Ali and Kaveh Akbar talk poetry and family; Dorothy Parker’s best quips; and other news.
Thriller novelist Neil Gordon has died; Yiannopoulos to self-publish memoir on July 4; why fiction writers don’t write about climate change; and other news.
Hillary Clinton talks books and bookselling at BookExpo America; how City University of New York has become a fertile ground for poetry; Yoojin Grace Wuertz on being a bilingual writer and mother; and other news.
Teenage Syrian refugee shares the books that helped her through times of violence; poet Larry Fagin has died; the fiction titles generating the most buzz at BookExpo; and other news.
Rebecca Solnit imagines Trump’s loneliness; poet Brian Sonia-Wallace on corporate creative writing gigs; John Grisham’s do’s and don’ts for writing popular fiction; and other news.
Politics and Prose Bookstore to open second store in D.C.; recommendations for books to read aloud; Jennifer Egan on her days as a private secretary to a countess; and other news.
James Wood on W. G. Sebald; Elena Ferrante on the TV adaptation of My Brilliant Friend; inside poetry publisher Wave Books; and other news.
O. Henry Prizes announced; Jon Hamm to record audiobook of recently discovered Walt Whitman novel; the growing number of literary novelists writing science fiction; and other news.
Hisham Matar wins £20,000 Folio Prize; poet to spend five days in Mall of America; the poem read at the vigil for the Manchester bombing; and other news.
U.S. Postal Service releases Thoreau Forever stamp; the Library of Congress makes twenty-five million records free for public download; Lowell Jaeger appointed Montana state poet laureate; and other news.