Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Roundup with PW

A 'Lord of the Rings' for TV?: Warner Bros. and the Tolkien estate are in talks with Amazon to develop a series. Jeff Bezos is said to be personally involved in the negotiations.

Nancy Friday Dies at 84: The author, whose books about gender politics helped redefine American women’s sexuality and social identity, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan.

Roxane Gay to Edit 'Not That Bad': The anthology of "dispatches from rape culture" aims to address the routine levels of abuse faced by women.

The 'New Yorker' for Children: Kids in the ’70s needed a magazine that didn’t underestimate them, and they still do. That's where 'Cricket Magazine' came in.

The Woman Who Translated the 'Odyssey': The classicist Emily Wilson is the first woman to translate Homer's epic into English—and she has given it a radically contemporary voice.

Paladin Press to Close After 50 Years: The Colorado-based gun publisher, media house, and distributor is closing its doors at the end of the year.

Philip Roth on Half a Century of Words: Via email, Roth shares a few thoughts on his new collection of nonfiction with his publisher, Library of America.

Can Kevin Young Make Poems Matter Again?: He’s written about Prince and our love affair with fake news—and he's just been named to one of the premier posts in American letters.

Joe Hill Is His Own Writer: How do you make a name for yourself when your dad is the Master of Horror himself, Stephen King?

Finding the Queer in Sci-Fi and Fantasy: Eight queer speculative fiction collections, from hard science fiction to lesbian romance set in space to stories about witches and more.


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