Widbook, a young Brazilian digital writing and reading platform, makes a splash in India, the UK, the Philippines, and Pakistan. Founder Joseph Bregeiro will speak at the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CONTEC conference.
Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman will cowrite a serialized new zombie novel for e-publisher Wattpad. The first three chapters are already available.
Madrid-based author Bernardo Gutiérrez’s new novel based on the 24 hours preceding the Spanish Occupy demonstrations can be freely edited by readers.
This article appeared in our print edition for BookExpo America 2010. You can read the original here. By Jacob Lewis When I was seventeen, after reading Portnoy’s Complaint, I send an adoring note to Philip Roth. It was a revelatory book for me, and I wanted to tell him how drawn I was to it. He never responded. I met …