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
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,
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.
Novelist, poet, and playwright Denis Johnson passed away on May 24. National Book Award winner for Tree of Smoke, as well as the author of the short story collection Jesus’ Son was 67.