Nobel Literature Prize winning poet, author and translator Tomas Tranströmer has died in Stockholm after a brief illness, according to his publisher, Bonniers. He was 83. Transtromer won the Nobel Prize in 2011.
Read more... March 28, 2015
The New York Museum of Modern Art has commissioned ten works of poetry from celebrated poets as part of its exhibition called One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North. The poets have been asked to write poems which were inspired by Lawrence's artwork.
Read more... March 26, 2015
American novelist Akhil Sharma has won the 2015 Folio Prize for his novel Family Life (Faber). The Folio Prize is open to books published in the U.K. in the English language, regardless of the nationality of the author. The award carries a cash prize of 40,000 pounds sterling.
Read more... March 25, 2015
Simon and Schuster's Atria Publishing Group is launching a new spirituality and self-improvement imprint called Enliven. The imprint's Publisher-at-Large is author and Fair Trade entrepreneur Zhena Muzyka. She will be based in Ojai and Los Angeles, California.
Read more... March 23, 2015
Jeff Kinney has sold millions of books in his Wimpy Kids series, which is also a popular feature film series. Now he's taking on a new challenge: he's opening a bookstore in his hometown of Plainville, Massachusetts. Opening an independent bookstore in today's economy takes grit, determination and a lot of cash. Luckily, Kinney has all three.
Read more... March 22, 2015
It's been 15 years since Stephen King published his book On Writing in which he gives excellent advice for aspiring writers and gives great insight into how he creates. This fall, King will share more writing advice as part of a new short story collection called The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
Read more... March 19, 2015
Joan Didion's classic essay "Goodbye to All That" is going to be turned into a feature film. Deadline reports that the essay has been optioned by Carlson Sullivan Pictures LLC, the new venture of producers Megan Carlson and Brian Sullivan. Ms. Didion's essay was the original in what eventually became its own subgenre: the literary essay about falling in love with New York City, then eventually leaving it, weary and heartbroken.
Read more... March 18, 2015