Turkish writers have a love/hate relationship with the West, but the tension has resulted in a dynamic literary culture, one that can prove tricky to translate.
Amish Tripathi, whose fiction re-imagines Hindu myths as fiction, has received a 50 million rupee ($912,000) advance for the South Asian rights to his next trilogy.
James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Adina Hoffman are among nine writers who are $150,000 dollars richer thanks to Yale’s new Windham Campbell Literature Prizes.
Exiled Syrian Novelist Nihad Sirees, whose novel The Silence and the Roar is published in the US today, reflects on the role of a novelist in the midst a totalitarian state.
Houghton Mifflin has pulled book How We Decided by Jonah Lehrer from stores, citing ‘significant problems’ with the book, following the scandal of his book Imagine.
The NBCC Awards were handed out Thursday. Among the winners: Ben Fountain’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk for fiction and Andrew Solomon’s Far From the Trees for nonfiction.
The French philosopher and humanist, made famous by his global sensation ‘Indignez Vous!,’ a 4.5 million copy global bestseller, has died after an extraordinary life.
For the first time, the French Academy has elected an Englishman to join their elite organization. Congratulations to Michael Edwards, a poet, critic and translator.
Lewis Lapham, editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, believes we are still in the experimental phase of digital media, waiting for the next online Shakespeare to emerge.
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping writers cope with medical expenses and other needs; since the start of recession applications for grants have doubled.