Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are starting an imprint at Random House called Lenny, which will publish both fiction and nonfiction.
Gay Talese has written to the Boston Globe to clarify a comment he made at a Boston University writers conference this Saturday, when he said, “I didn’t know any women writers that I loved.” His attempt at damage control does not seem particularly effective: “My answer was ‘no.’ And it remains ‘no’ . . . I say this as a senior-senior citizen of 84, and if there had been a woman reporter who influenced me during my upbringing she’d have to be more than a hundred years old.”
When poet Patricia Lockwood took over the New Republic Twitter account, she sent a decidedly Not Safe For Work tweet to Donald Trump. In The Atlantic’s grandly headlined, “Guest Tweeting, the Latest Chapter in a Fraught Journalism Tradition,” Adrienne Lafrance uses the incident as a teachable moment
Tonight at the powerHouse arena in Brooklyn, Chris Bachelder, Evan Hughes, Sam Lipsyte, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, and Sean Wilsey will read scenes from Bachelder’s novel The Throwback Special. For a taste of the book, check out the excerpts that have run in the Paris Review.