Here is the top literary news of the week:
- 2017 Eccles British Library Writer's Award
- Agent Jonathan Clowes dies
- The Last Poets: America in poetry from black power to Black Lives Matter
- STORIES DON’T ARGUE WITH YOU: AN INTERVIEW WITH DOUG MCGRAY OF POP-UP MAGAZINE
- Zadie Smith Is Adapting Her Just-Released Novel ‘Swing Time’ for TV
- Chair of BAME prize slams UK publishers after lack of submissions
- Pottermore returns to growth
- The Harry Potter Fandom Is At A Crossroads
- WHAT DOES “LONGFORM” JOURNALISM REALLY MEAN?
- GW Libraries collect millions of election tweets
- This author tried to learn to sniff like a dog
- Evanston Public Library Books About Islam Defaced With Swastikas, Racial Slurs
- Fiction-book narratives: only six emotional storylines
- Wattpad and Universal Cable Productions Partner on TV Content
- 2 South African authors win the 2016 Golden Baobab Prizes for African children’s books
- The 22 syllables that can get you killed
- Sebastian Mallaby wins Financial Times McKinsey Business Book award
- Surfing memoir Barbarian Days wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award
- Ireland: Consortium of National and University Libraries Plan to Open Up National Library Collections
- Paulo Coelho chats about his new novel The Spy – the story of the enigmatic Mata Hari
- NOBODY TELLS US WHAT TO DO: ON 50 YEARS OF HANGING LOOSE PRESS
- Confessions of a national newspaper exec: ‘Publishers haven’t got their shit together'
- Anatomy of a crash, episode deux
- 10 Book Families You Wish You Could Invite to Thanksgiving Dinner
- The screenplay of Fantastic Beasts is a rare miss for the wizarding world
- A BOOKISH THANKSGIVING
- David Francis Goes Home
- Unseen HG Wells ghost story published for first time
- William Trevor, Spare Chronicler of Diminished Lives
- Pew Research Roundup: “Who Doesn’t Read Books In America?”
- Russian Court Bans Online Bribery Instructions
- Amazon Deletes Pro-Trump Trolls’ Nasty ‘Reviews’ Of Megyn Kelly’s Book
- The Good Immigrant crowned Britain's favourite book of 2016
- CIA Releases New Digital Collection of Declassified Maps
- WELL DO YA PUNK? THE EMERGING “PUNK” SUBGENRES OF SPECULATIVE FICTION
- Marc Myers breaks down the anatomy of iconic songs in his new book
- Retailers reveal festive promotional campaigns
- Verse goes viral: how young feminist writers are reclaiming poetry for the digital age
- How It Happens Here: Race and American Antifascist Literature
- Whose America? A Conversation with Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on poetry after Trump
- THE BEST OF BARACK’S BOOKISH PRESIDENCY
This episode is sponsored by Cyber Monday, shop the aois21 market through Monday and save with a special offer code. Also brought to you by the Indiegogo campaign for The Will of the Magi by Paul Dickinson Russell. Running now through January 21st, we are raising money to edit, design, and print Russell’s fantasy epic. Visit indiegogo.com and show your support.
This podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, Podomatic, and media.aois21.com.
For news during the week, follow @aois21 on Twitter.
You can now support this podcast either by buying an ad through Advertisecast, or on the aois21 page on Patreon.
If there’s a story we missed, tweet to us with the #literallythisweek and we’ll check it out.