Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Roundup with PW

One Hundred Books Across America: 'Literary Hub' rounds up one fiction and one nonfiction book for every state in the Union for your last-second literary road trip.

Talese and Didion Come to Netflix: The streaming service will release documentaries on Joan Didion and an adaptation of Gay Talese’s controversial 'Voyeur' later this year.

'Lemonade' for Your Living Room: Beyoncé is releasing a 600-page coffee table book that details the making of her landmark 2016 album.
Native American Lit's “Living Con Job”: Is the novelist John Smelcer, who is nominated for a 2017 PEN Literary Award, really who he says he is? 'The Stranger' investigates.

Ten Books About Tyrants: The novelist Christopher Wilson assembles a rogues’ gallery of despots and dictators from fact and fiction for the 'Guardian.'

To 'E' or Not to "E": The University of Southern California’s decision to spell William Shakespear[e]'s name without the final "e" has reignited a debate.

Obscure Medieval Texts, Translated: Stanford's Global Medieval Sourcebook is a new online compendium of English translations for overlooked Middle Ages texts.

Asian-American Lit Gathering: At the Smithsonian’s First Asian American Literary Festival, more than 80 writers shared work across multiple genres.

The Rise and Return of Jesmyn Ward: Boris Kachka profiles the National Book Award–winning Mississippi author for 'Vulture' on the eve of publication of her third novel.

Looking for Stories in Bloody Places: Novelist Rebecca Entel hunts for complicated narratives at the sites of historical atrocities.


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