‘James Baldwin didn’t have to go out and get votes,’ says Barack Obama in a taped interview in the PEN America gala.
PEN America Names Ayad Akhtar Its Next President
Following Jennifer Egan in the post, the playwright and novelist Ayad Akhtar takes up the PEN America presidency in December.
PEN America Names Its 2019 Literary Award Laureates: $370,000 in Winnings
The best literature, says PEN America president Jennifer Egan at the organization’s 2019 awards in New York City ’embodies hard truths, contradictions, and discoveries.’
PEN America Approaches Its Awards Night With News Media Appearances
Ahead of PEN America’s literary awards night, the organization’s president Jennifer Egan tells CNN, ‘I feel like the next phase is going to be an engagement with the truth.’
#BEA11: Charade Classes, Robot Librarians, and Women Writers, Oh My!
Panelists at the second annual 7x20x21 event at BEA posed more questions than they answered about storytelling and the future of libraries. By Erin L. Cox If you are on Twitter and are tapped into publishing circles, you likely know Kobo’s Ami Greko (@amiwithani) and FSG’s Ryan Chapman (@chapmanchapman) who organize the, now annual, 7x20x21 panel at BookExpo America. Unfortunately, …
Review: A Visit from the Good Squad by Jennifer Egan
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Dawson Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Good Squad, is a collection of loosely connected short stories presented as a novel that spans decades and covers the overlapping lives of numerous characters. Each of thirteen chapters is told from the perspective of a different character, such that no single character emerges as a protagonist. In addition to …