Literature

Paul Auster (1947-2024) was the author of more than thirty works of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. His books have been translated into more than forty languages. His death on April 30, 2024, prompted an outpouring of countless tributes around the world. Below are reminiscences from those closest to Paul followed by links to some
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I am currently buried under a pile of new queer books I want to read. It’s insurmountable. I have ten queer books out this week to share with you today, but I easily could have included twice or even three times as many. It’s a wonderful problem to have, but I’m starting to seriously consider
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Here are the most popular posts from the last week here at Book Riot: What was a queer person to do in the ignorant and uneducated years of decades past when queer literature was declared obscene? In the 1950s and 1960s, an era when male homosexuality was illegal, it was exceedingly rare to find media
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The Best of the Literary Internet, Every Day TODAY: In 1925, Mexican poet and author Rosario Castellanos is born.  Want to be a writer? Follow Ursula K. Le Guin’s advice. | Lit Hub Craft Ed Simon recommends Langston Hughes, Dorothy Barker, Geoff Dyer, and more books on jazz in honor of Duke Ellington. | Lit
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No Son of Mine: A Memoir by Jonathan Corcoran In the spring of 2020, Jonathan Corcoran and his partner contracted COVID-19 and bunkered down to weather through this as-of-yet-unknown illness in the middle of New York City. While he was quarantining, Corcoran received the news that his mother had died.  Corcoran grew up in a
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On Wednesday, about 1,000 publishing industry professionals—agents, editors, publicists, and marketers chief among them—gathered at NYU’s Kimmel Center for Student Life for the 2024 Publishers Weekly U.S. Book Show. Now in its fourth year, the U.S. Book Show sprang up during the pandemic after Reed International kiboshed Book Expo America (BEA) for good. Whereas BEA primarily served
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May 23, 2024, 8:30am Today, Dublin City Council announced the winner of the prestigious 2024 Dublin Literary Award: Solenoid, by Mircea Cărtărescu, translated from the Romanian by Sean Cotter. The Dublin Literary Award comes with a hefty €100,000 purse, with Cărtărescu taking home €75,000, and Cotter €25,000. Solenoid, published by Deep Vellum, is the 12th
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May 22, 2024, 10:30am According to the powers that be (er, apparently according to Dan Wickett of the Emerging Writers Network), May is Short Story Month. To celebrate, for the second year in a row, the Literary Hub staff will be recommending a single short story, free* to read online, every (work) day of the month. Why
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This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Erica Ezeifedi, Associate Editor, is a transplant from Nashville, TN that has settled in the North East. In addition to being a writer, she has worked as a victim advocate and in public libraries, where she has focused
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