- 2017 Jan 18
The 2017 Pen Literary Awards Finalists
The finalists for PEN America's awards this year include Teju Cole, Colson Whitehead, Brit Bennett, Yaa Gyasi, and more.
How the Far Right is Changing Publishing
Right-wing writers have long been a lucrative part of the U.S. book market. Will the new era see it grow?
Ivanka Trump's Book Pushed Back
Citing “momentous changes” in her life, Trump and her publisher will delay the release of 'Women Who Work' from early March to early May.
Wole Soyinka Exits Trump’s America
The first African writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature has torn up his Green Card in protest.
An Experimental Library
Dutch designer Irma Boom, one of the world’s pre-eminent bookmakers, collects “only the books that are experimental.”
- 2017 Jan 17
Obama's Books Kept Him Sane
Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped by reading and writing as Barack Obama.
John Lewis's Books Sell Out
Rep. John Lewis's heated public spat with President-elect Donald Trump has caused ballooning interest in books written by the civil rights icon.
Zhou Youguang Dies at 111
The inventor of a system to convert Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet died on Saturday.
B&N Suspends Nook Sales
Sales of Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablet have been suspended from physical and online storefronts due to a faulty charger.
Writers Quit Russian PEN
Nobel prize winner Svetlana Alexievich and 30 other writers will leave the organization after the expulsion of jailed journalist Sergey Parkhomenko.
- 2017 Jan 13
Amazon Announces Hiring Spree
CEO Jeff Bezos said the retail giant will create more than 100,000 full-time jobs over the next 18 months.
Beloved London Bookshop Lives On
Mayfair's unique bookstore Heywood Hill is celebrating 80 years in business despite the era of Amazon and Kindle.
Where to Put Your Books
Learn how to organize and display books in your home with these 25 clever ideas.
Publishers Grapple with Censorship
Amid controversy over Milo Yiannopoulos's book deal, PEN America is co-sponsoring a protest against threats to free expression.
32 Books to Read in 2017
Check out a list of the most-anticipated books slated to publish this year, including 'The Idiot' by Elif Batuman.
- 2017 Jan 12
The Novel in the Age of Obama
What will we mean when someday we refer to Obama Lit? Christian Lorentzen argues that we’ll be discussing novels about the “problems of authenticity.”
'Mad Dog' Mattis Has Written a Book
Retired Gen. James Mattis, in a letter to the Pentagon, revealed he's written a book that has yet to be published.
Bookstores Are the New Bars
Seattle's new favorite place to drink is in the bookstore, where beer and wine bars keep popping up.
BK's New Harry Potter–Themed Pasta Joint
Take 2016's biggest dining trend and shake together with a giant scoop of Rowling, and you'll get an idea of what to expect at Pasta Wiz.
An Employee-Free Bookstore in Seoul
A new bookstore in South Korea offers customers a few selected books for sale, with no owner or employees on the premises.
- 2017 Jan 11
Booksmith Takes Aim at S&S
The San Francisco bookseller will sell no books published by Threshold Editions, halve its S&S orders, and donate profits from all S&S sales to the ACLU.
Will 'The Winds of Winter' Finally Blow?
George R.R. Martin mentioned the possibility of a 2017 release for his long-awaited sequel to 'A Game of Thrones' on his blog.
Marlon James Announces Fantasy Trilogy
The next project for the 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' author is an epic fantasy, to be published by Riverhead Books.
English-Language Writers Abroad
Authors Donna Leon, Laura Kasischke, and Simon Beckett ponder the happy mysteries of scoring hits with foreign-language readers.
Yiannopoulos: Provocateur or Punk?
How publishing houses weigh tricky ethical and commercial decisions like giving Milo Yiannopoulos a book deal.
- 2017 Jan 10
Publishers Face Political Storms
Publishers courting an emerging market of young conservatives who hold extreme right-wing stances are entering an ideological minefield.
Borges Case Heads to Court
The author of 'The Fattened Aleph,' a lengthened version of Borges’s story 'The Aleph,' denies plagiarism charges as his court day looms in Argentina.
Doubleday's History, On An Auction Block
The estate of Nelson Doubleday Jr., the third and last of the Doubledays to run the publishing company, is headed to auction.
Poetry Is Standardized Testing Torture
When the most impersonal tests meet the most personal topics, everyone has a bad time—students, teachers, and authors included.
Michael Cunningham Meets David Bowie
When the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist got a call from Bowie, he thought it was a prank—but it was the start of a yearlong musical project.
- 2017 Jan 09
Nat Hentoff Dies at 91
The 'Village Voice' jazz critic, free speech advocate, and author died in his home on Saturday while listening to Billie Holiday.
On Unlikeable Women In Publishing
Women in the book world don’t often get the luxury of acting unlikeable if they want their careers to grow, writes Emily Gould.
Riordan's 'Bathroom Bill' Protest
Author Rick Riordan has declined to attend the Texas Legislature’s celebration of authors event due to the proposed "bathroom bill."
Monica Crowley Accused of Plagiarism
The conservative author, who has been tapped by Trump for a national security role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book.
He Fixes the Cracked Spines of Books
Donald Vass has spent the last 26 years mending and tending to books for the King County Public Library system in the Seattle area.
- 2017 Jan 06
Read It Before You See It
Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, and many more authors will see their books adapted to film and TV in 2017.
Beat Generation Poet Dies
David Meltzer, a poet and musician with work that goes back to the Beat generation and the San Francisco Renaissance, died at age 79 on Saturday.
173-Year-Old Book Store to Close
Australia's oldest book store, Birchalls, will shut down after failing to attract a new buyer.
Meet A 'Bookseller From Hell'
A bookseller in the U.K. is charging customers to enter his secondhand shop, inciting complaints and poor reviews.
15 Books to Read This Month
Check out some of 2017's earliest offerings, such as Elliot Ackerman's new novel 'Dark at the Crossing.'
- 2017 Jan 05
Highly Anticipated Middle Grade
Seventeen middle grade books coming in 2017.
Highly anticipated YA
Fifteen highly anticipated YA books.
Young Adult Picks for 2017
Young adult authors pick the books to read in 2017.
Rock and Roll Picture Books
A look at picture books about music and musicians.
On 'Unfortunate Events'
A writer reflects on how reading A Series of Unfortunate Events impacted her as a child.
Translating Children's Books to Latin
An article about the challenges of translating children's books into Latin.
An interview with the creator of the Animorphs series.
"A Wisp of Wisdom: Animal Tales from Cameroon" is raising money for a charity in Cameroon.
In Memory of Tina Moore
An obituary for bookseller Tina Moore.
The Virtues of 'Watership Down'
An article in praise of "Watership Down."
In Memory of Richard Adams
An article on the death of "Watership Down" author Richard Adams.
Virginia Proposal Targets Books
A proposal in Virginia would require schools to send parents lists of teaching materials with "sexually explicit content."
'We Need Diverse Books' Going Strong
An article looks back on the birth and evolution of We Need Diverse Books.
'Just Like Me' Book Service
A book subscription service caters toward a diverse audience.
Painting Foretells Rowling Future
J.K. Rowling changed her Twitter cover image to a painting that she says sums up what she's working on.
'Captain Underpants' Coming Soon
An interview with Dav Pilkey on the upcoming film adaptation.
Picture Books Arriving 2017
A look at 17 picture books coming in 2017.
Yiannopoulos Deal Is Business as Usual
The controversial editor's significant advance shows how the publishing world reflects, and plays to, many of the divides in our culture.
Man Booker 2017 Opens for Submissions
The U.K.'s best-known literary prize is now open for entries from publishers, which are due by March 10.
Jhalak Prize Unveils Inaugural Longlist
The British books prize lines up 12 titles showcasing "the strength, range and promise" of U.K. writers of color.
How the CIA Infiltrated Literature
Author Joel Whitney discusses how writers such as Baldwin, Márquez, and Hemingway became soldiers in America's cultural Cold War.
A Book Hoarder's Guide to Moving
Got a lot of books and want to move them from one home to another? Here are some handy tips.
- 2017 Jan 04
The Great 2017 Books Preview, Part 1
In its annual preview of the most anticipated books of the year, 'The Millions' highlights works by Roxane Gay, Paul Auster, and more.
'Forbes' Taps Authors In 30 Under 30
In its annual spotlighting of young lions in media, the magazine included writers such as Emma Cline, Yaa Gyasi, and Wesley Lowery.
Carrie Fisher's Books Go Back to Press
Simon & Schuster has confirmed that they are working to reprint the actor's literary work to meet sales demands in the wake of her death.
AllRomance.com's Closure Hurts Authors
The romance e-book distributor is proposing to slash writers’ royalties after falling victim to the downturn in the digital reading market.
Neighborhoods Are Parched for Books
With its Barnes & Noble closing, the Bronx is joining an increasing number of communities that can be classified as “book deserts.”
- 2017 Jan 03
John Berger Dies At 90
The Booker-prize-winning novelist and critic helped transform the way a generation looked at and perceived art.
Tolino E-Reader Sold to Rakuten Kobo
Deutsche Telekom is selling its e-reader platform technology to Canadian e-reader platform operator Rakuten Kobo.
A Few Questions for Poetry
Why we continue to read and publish poetry, a poorly-selling literary form with a particular potency.
Which Books Are Coming to TV in 2017?
The new year brings a new crop of shows ripped from works by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, and Lemony Snicket.
George Plimpton and Papa in Cuba
When Ernest Hemingway agreed to his famous 'Paris Review' interview, he had no idea he’d be helping the CIA.
- 2016 Dec 22
On Cross-Generational Appeal
A writer discusses children's books for adults.
A 2017 Preview
A look at upcoming YA books.
Feminist Children's Books
A look at 12 children's books focused on female empowerment.
Reliving Picture Books from Childhood
An article discusses sharing favorite picture books with our children.
Philharmonic Plays 'Babe'
The New York Philharmonic put on a screening of "Babe."
A look at ten children's books featuring diverse content.
Two New Rowling Novels
J.K. Rowling has revealed that she is working on two new novels.
A Real Life Superhero
Inspired by "I Dissent," an 8-year-old dresses up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her school's superhero day.
Must-Reads of 2016
Young adult authors name their favorites from 2016.
Scholastic Predicts Top Trends
Scholastic Reading Club Editors look at upcoming trends for 2017.
Farewell to the Reader In Chief
Barack Obama has had the makings of a great literary president. But where do we go from here?
Rowling Works on Two New Novels
The Harry Potter author revealed to fans on Twitter that she has two books in the pipeline, one under her own name and one as Robert Galbraith.
N.M. Book Publisher Seeks More in Suit
A New Mexico book publisher who filed a lawsuit against the state earlier this year has increased the amount she is seeking in the case.
How Junot Díaz Does Breakfast
Díaz is as passionate about food as he is about his work, although "anyone reading my fiction would never guess how seriously I take food."
Lit Hub's Favorite Stories of 2016
The editors of Literary Hub round up the stories they loved best and stayed with them after a year of publishing literary essays.
- 2016 Dec 21
Pantsuit Nation's Impending Book
An invite-only, incredibly popular Facebook group of Hillary Clinton supporters is being turned into a book—and not everyone is happy about it.
Ingram's New Indie Booksellers Program
Ingram Content Group is preparing two new programs to help ABA members grow their businesses in the new year.
German Amazon Workers Strike
Workers at German Amazon warehouses were called out on strike on Wednesday as part of a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.
Books for the Trump Era
The Donald Trump presidency is not yet officially upon us, but the Trump era has already been good for political reading lists.
The Last Bookbinder In Lower Manhattan
In 1980, according to a census, there were 1,500 bookbinders in New York. Now, on its Lower East Side, only one remains.
- 2016 Dec 20
Authors to PRH: Undo Break With Unions
An open letter from writers calls on the U.K. publisher to reverse its decision to derecognize unions.
The Year In Reading
Notably avid readers—who happen to be poets, musicians, diplomats, filmmakers, novelists, actors and artists—share the books that accompanied them through 2016.
Shirley Hazzard, Teenage Spy
The late author, who died last week at 85, spent time as a teenage girl working in what she herself termed “the Judas racket.”
When Your First Book Blows Up
Stephanie Danler, 'Sweetbitter' author, discusses the disorienting nature of sudden success and protecting your creative voice.
Lemony Snicket's Poetry Press
Daniel Handler has launched Per Diem Press, a small press dedicated to poetry, and its $1,000 poetry prize.
- 2016 Dec 19
PRH U.K. Derecognizes Staff Unions
Workers from the unions Unite and NUJ fear the move heralds industrial strife at a company that publishes one in four books sold globally.
A Library's Forgiveness
Sitting on the desk of an East Side Manhattan apartment was a copy of 'Gone With the Wind' that belonged to the Brooklyn Public Library, 57 years overdue.
Contrarian Voices at Bangalore Festival
Eclectic discussions brought disruptive views to one stage at the Bangalore Literature Festival on December 18.