In a straightforward discussion, even the concept of inclusivity was called out for assumptions about diversity.
With Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich declining to testify before the State Investigative Committee, Belarusian writers ask for support.
Aspen asks, ‘Why is the world of publishing so reluctant to offer Black writers the same major book deals typically offered to white writers?’
The unrest in Belarus has alarmed humanitarian activists and the European authors’ association, as political pressure mounts in Minsk.
From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer’s fray of free-speech debates amid charges of ‘cancel culture.’
Seeking ‘transformative fiction’ on contemporary issues, Aspen Literary Prize director Adrienne Brodeur says that serious literature creates empathy.
Leadership at Holtzbrinck’s Rowohlt in Germany goes to Nicola Bartels as PRH USA’s Madeline McIntosh names Maya Mavjee and Reagan Arthur at Knopf.
By Dennis Abrams Looking back, it seems almost inevitable. I had recently had a fairly humongous fight on FB with a friend of mine over the whole memoir thing, arguing that I was sick of memoirs, tired of people writing memoirs who hadn’t actually done anything but lived their lives, that the level of self-absorption involved in writing a memoir …
Editorial by Avi Steinberg There are almost as many reasons why an inmate would visit a prison library as there are books on the shelves — and at the prison library where I worked, there were roughly 20,000 books. After nearly two years as a librarian in the joint, I was still discovering new reasons. Some people came to the …