Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Roundup with PW

BEA 2016: Books by Whitehead, Patchett Among Show’s Biggest
There are a lot of heavy hitters at this year's BEA, but four titles consistently came up in conversations with book buyers: Colson Whitehead's 'The Underground Railroad,' 'The Nix' by Nathan Hill, 'Commonwealth' by Ann Patchett, and 'The Girls' by Emma Cline. more »

Katherine Dunn Dies at 70: The Portland author of the cult classic 'Geek Love' and longtime journalist has died of lung cancer.

Even Dostoevsky Hated Literary Readings: On the trouble of sitting still and listening to fiction writers read from their works.

Hermione Panama Papers Fan Fiction: Emma Watson's connections to the Panama Papers have spawned hilarious faux fan fictions, courtesy of The Toast's Mallory Ortberg.

Why Queer Poetry Still Matters: An increase in civil rights for the LGBTQ community doesn't mean the need for queer expression has gone away.

Audible Will Let Users Send Free E-books: A new "Send a Book" feature will allow people to send a full copy of an audiobook to a person of their choice for free.

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