National Poetry Slam Takes Place in Denver Bringing together hundreds of poets and thousands of fans from across North America, the event included workshops, open mics, and competitions including the “Haiku Death Match.” Danielle Brooks, one of the host city co-chairs for the 2017 National Poetry Slam says, “It’s […]
The 2017 World’s Highest Earning Author is… JK Rowling! She tops the list at $95M, with author James Patterson coming in at $87M. Forbes released the list this week, which also included popular authors Stephen King, Dan Brown, and John Grisham. For the full list of ten, click […]
Michiko Kakutani is Leaving The New York Times After 38 years as the chief daily book critic, Michiko Kakutani has announced her farewell. Indelibly interwoven with the profession, her last name even transformed into a verb – to be “Kakutanied”, she covered books across genres from literature to […]
Two new publications are forthcoming from the world of Harry Potter on October 20th. No, they are not new novels by Rowling, but they do bring excitement to magic lovers and passionate fans of the series.
Dear Sugars Podcast & Column Debuts On Saturday, July 15, Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and short story and essay writer Steve Almond introduced their new podcast and column with The New York Times, Dear Sugars. The “radically empathic advice column” is borne […]
Sensational Jane Austen Letter up for Auction On July 11, a letter Jane Austen composed in 1812 will go up for auction. Sent to her niece, Anna Lefroy, Austen parodies the style of the 1806 novel by Rachel Hunter, Lady Maclairn, the Victim of Villany which the two had recently read. […]
What’s Ambient Literature? …”The study of emergent forms of literature that make use of novel technologies and social practices in order to create robust and evocative experiences for readers.”
Austin African American Book Festival Celebrates Literature The 11th annual festival took place from June 22-24, highlighting such authors as bestselling YA author Angie Thomas, novelist April Sinclair, and Salon Magazine Editor-at-Large D. Watkins. The keynote address was given by author Peniel Joseph, titled “Black History, Literature, and Power in the Age of Black […]
Tracy K. Smith is the New Poet Laureate of the United States…The poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection, Life on Mars, and a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her memoir, Ordinary Light, will begin her new post with the Library of Congress in September of this year. Congratulations Tracy K. Smith!
The outdoor literary festival took place over the weekend, bringing readers, writers, editors, collectors and more to the historic Printers Row neighborhood.