Tuesday, May 01, 2018
The Roundup with PW
The Nobel Bloodbath Continues: The Swedish Academy says a seventh board member has stepped down amid a crisis at the institution that awards the Nobel Prize in literature.
Learning Seattle's Lessons: Amazon has surprised officials in cities vying for the company’s new headquarters by asking how to avoid soaring housing costs and paralyzing traffic.
A Bookstore Grows in Taiwan: A Hong Kong bookseller returned from Chinese custody is opening a new bookshop in Taiwan to combat "forcible control by mainland China."
Where's the 'Moby-Dick' Follow-Up?: By June 1853, Herman Melville had taken a new novel to his New York publisher. That is the last time the finished manuscript was seen.
The Novelist and the Slave: In 1931, Zora Neale Hurston sought to publish the story of Cudjo Lewis, the final slave-ship survivor. Instead, it languished in a vault. Until now.