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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
The 2017 Etisalat Literature Prize Goes to… Jowhor Ile – for his book, And after Many Days. He will receive £15,000, an Etisalat sponsored book tour to three African countries, a fellowship at the University of East Anglia, and an engraved Montblanc Meisterstück pen. Congratulations! The Debut of Amazon Charts On May […]
On January 15th, writers, artists and activists will be coming together in New York City to “Stand with PEN America to defend free expression, reject hate crimes and uphold truth in the face of lies and misinformation!”
Cooper’s nod to Poe here is thick with tension, mystery, and visceral descriptions of the protagonist’s creepy predicament. She gives you a frightening blend of details and questions, leaving you to wonder exactly what is going on, just like the young woman in the story.
Heywood Hill, a bookshop in London, is holding a competition to win a free, newly published hardcover book every month for the rest of the lucky winner’s life. The contest is open to readers all across the globe until October 31st.