Stefan Kiesbye describes losing his home in the California wildfires; the history behind the Booker Prize; Philip Pullman to launch book at midnight; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Black poets on their inspirations; Asian American women writers roundtable; China’s largest digital publishing house to go public; and other news.
Dave Eggers interviews Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Mississippi school district pulls To Kill a Mockingbird from curriculum; remembering poet Richard Wilbur; and other news.
Emma Cline on the wildfires in California; the developmental benefits of reading at a young age; predictions for the 2017 Man Booker Prize; and other news.
NEA’s Big Read program adds new books to its library; Attica Locke on understanding the psyche; life lessons from Russian literature; and other news.
Amazon releases waterproof Kindle; seventy-two writers pen letter in defense of Norton editor Jill Bialosky; a profile of Philip Pullman; and other news.
A new volume of Sylvia Plath letters; Romanian poet Ana Blandiana receives Griffin Trust lifetime achievement award; E. L. James to publish another Fifty Shades of Grey novel; and other news.
Nnedi Okorafor’s fantasy novels reinvent the genre; how One Story ended up publishing Tom Hanks; 2017 ALTA award winners announced; and other news.
Playboy’s literary editor shares her experiences; Image to publish Flannery O’Connor’s college journal; writers on their favorite cultural experience of 2017; and other news.
Parneshia Jones named board president of Cave Canem; William Logan accuses Jill Bialosky of plagiarism; Stephanie Danler’s Sweetbitter to be adapted for TV; and other news.
The sophistication of Frank Bidart; Rupi Kaur’s second poetry collection, The Sun and Her Flowers; The Exorcist author’s house for sale; and other news.
Top contenders for the Nobel Prize in Literature; winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prizes; writers organize Hurricane Maria relief; and other news.
Librarian rejects Dr. Seuss books gifted from White House; 150 writers on the writing process; mystery melody in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time identified; and other news.
Letters show Proust paid for favorable reviews of Swann’s Way; Durga Chew-Bose advises writers to take it slow; writer Kit Reed has died; and other news.
Washington State poet laureate Tod Marshall speaks out against Trump; the Nation publishes an unseen Kurt Vonnegut story; the letter that inspired Kerouac’s On the Road; and other news.
Parul Sehgal shares her approach to book criticism; submitting to thirty journals at once; why U.S. and U.K. book covers are different; and other news.
Eileen Myles on nature and landscape; Robert Frost house gifted to Bennington College; a lost essay by George Moses Horton; and other news.
Showtime acquires rights to novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson; Deborah Smith’s controversial translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian; the original plot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; and other news.
Library of Congress launches web portal to explore its digital collections; Milkweed Editions to publish the late Max Ritvo’s second book; Barnes & Noble donates to hurricane-affected areas; and other news.
Winners of PEN Center USA Awards; Hurricane Irma destroys Shel Silverstein’s Key West Home; Celeste Ng’s reading habits; and other news.
Advice for those who fear ageism in the literary world; a history of poetry’s financial dependence on academia; winners of Honey & Wax’s book-collecting prizes; and other news.
Imprisoned Turkish writer Ahmet Altan pens essay on the eve of his trial; the Merriam-Webster dictionary adds 250 words this month; a Trump poetry contest; and other news.
Having your book adapted for the screen; Jennifer Egan on her latest novel, Manhattan Beach; the influence of celebrity book endorsements; and other news.
The longlist for the 2017 National Book Award in fiction; House passes spending bill that upholds funding for NEA and NEH; writer J. P. Donleavy has died; and other news.
The longlist for the 2017 National Book Award in nonfiction; Eileen Myles on poetry, capitalism, and Trump; Ron Charles argues that the Booker Prize has become too American; and other news.