In response to Johnny Depp's new line of books, Laura Miller asks: Are boutique publishing imprints for celebrities going to be the literary equivalent of endorsing a fragrance?
After accepting her second Booker Prize on Tuesday, Hilary Mantel announced that her novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are not only serving as the inspiration for a six-part BBC series, but are also being adapted for the stage.
Chuck Wendig offers some tips about how “not to suck” at a writers’ conference.
Along with the thousands of publishers, writers, and literary agents that turned up for last week’s Frankfurt Book Fair were the electronics giants: Amazon, Sony, Samsung, and Nintendo. Says Deenah Vollmer at Page Turner: “The book publishers are doing digital products and the video-game makers are doing books. This is the awkward adolescence of interactive media. The book is in transition.”
“You should totally say hello to your favorite writers... but seriously, don’t be a fuckin’ weirdo about it.” Chuck Wendig offers some tips about how “not to suck” at a writers’ conference.
Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei guest-edits the October issue of the New Statesman.