Many Black audiences are justifiably weary of works about their community told from white perspectives. But authorship isn’t always black and white.
bell hooks, the Black feminist writer and intellectual, died on Dec. 15 aged 69. Scholar and activist Karsonya Wise Whitehead provides a personal reflection on what bell hooks meant to her life.
New research shows that literary relatives tend to share a similar writing style.
Traditional publishing needs to be more open to new voices.
This separation or segregation of women’s writing should be understood as part of the patriarchal control of what and who matters – and, historically, women have not.
Just when you think you’ve had enough of detectives behaving badly, along comes Claire DeWitt. She is, frankly, a beautifully written mess.
Simply drawn, universally appealing. A new exhibition provides an opportunity to marvel at Miffy’s global success.
The poet J.P. Clark was an environmental activist who stood up for his people in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region.
The author’s novels, famous for their bleakly sociopathic depiction of American culture, testify to the insanity and abusiveness that surround us.
Writers are often seen as solitary creatures, but there can be great benefits to collaboration.
Fewer books will be available to South Africans, and the books remaining under copyright will be more expensive, if the country gives in to US pressure to extend its copyright term.
Authors sometimes put deeper meanings into their stories, but really, it’s the reader who decides.
Controversy surrounding the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature spurs a long-standing debate about the meaning of authorship and literature with new urgency.
There is no single piece of advice that works for everyone, but here is a list that will benefit writers at every stage of their career.
There’s a reason many today have never heard of Norman Douglas: After his death, more and more came forward with stories of his sexual relationships with boys, and he soon faded into obscurity.
Holding authors responsible functions as part of academic quality control – without it we cannot hold authors accountable for shoddy research or the moral consequences of their publications.
Nobel prize winning author Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul was as hard on himself as on others.
Author Sheena Kalayil writes about her global life and why she believes the BAME acronym tells people nothing about her.
Brontëk is a rare work that encourages Brontë fans not to take the sisters too seriously.
Science fiction has a more important job to do – it allows us to see ourselves in a new light.