The Harry Ransom Center, on the University of Texas at Austin campus; one of the big buyers of writers' papers.
The New York Times profiles Uzoamaka (Max) Maduka, editor-in-chief of the newly launched American Reader, and living “proof that even in this iPhone age, some paper-based dreams have not died: bright young things, it seems, are still coming to New York, smoking too much and starting perfect-bound literary journals.”
John Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, but according to newly declassified documents, he wasn’t anybody’s top choice: "There aren't any obvious candidates for the Nobel prize,” committee member Henry Olsson wrote of the decision, adding, “the prize committee is in an unenviable situation."
The New York Review of Books is gearing up for a splashy fiftieth birthday party.
How much does an author’s junk go for on the open market? That depends on how good your broker is, says the Wall
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