As coronavirus spreads, book publishing can focus on its own setbacks. Or it can ask how to put its best creativity into the hands of a world that needs it.
Future Publish’s program at Leipzig Book Fair includes a tour, as literary fiction and free speech intersect at conferences in the US and UK.
In its 50th year, AWP (the Association of Writers and Writing Programs) returns to the US capital, with special focus on literature in a political society.
“Reflecting the sector’s growing significance,” translation and the work of translators have a strong presence in 2016 London Book Fair programming.
Porter Anderson’s recap of publishing buzz eviscerates AWP’s poor leadership, covers SFWA’s battle with Random’s new contracts, Richard Nash’s defense of literature and more.
The final day of AWP in Boston finds the 11,000 writers in attendance, zombified and roaming the halls looking for free swag, as everyone vows ‘never again.’
‘I’m just here to soak up the desperation,’ says one AWP attendee who managed to remain aloof from from the fray, but our correspondent David Duhr hasn’t fared as well.
Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of writerly buzz from around the web previews this week’s AWP conference in Boston, B&N’s bad news, Ian McEwan’s doubts about fiction and more.
Over the last two days of AWP our correspondent flirts with scurvy, eulogizes poet Jim Hazard, and realizes his whole life is a less-intense version of AWP.
Editor David Duhr reports back from his first day at the AWP in Chicago, where he’s asked: ‘Would you like bacon and cheese on your kielbasa, or just cheese?’
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