October 23, 2017

PW recently asked women who work in book publishing if they’ve experienced sexual harassment, assault, or predatory behavior in the workplace. “We found that in spite of publishing’s high percentage of female workers (it’s estimated at roughly 80%), the industry still has a sexual harassment problem.”

Simon and Schuster has announced that it will publish John McCain’s new memoir, The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations, in April.

Madonna's book "Sex"

Madonna’s book “Sex”

BuzzFeed looks back at Madonna’s book Sex, the bestselling, fifty-dollar coffee-table book was published twenty-five years ago.

On the occasion of the publication of Jo Baker’s Longburn, a new novel about Samuel Beckett, Tim Parks makes this request: “Leave novelists out of fiction.” You’re better off going directly to the source. After quoting Beckett’s novel Watt, Parks notes: “Extraordinary how Beckett, taking an axe to the relation between words and things, conveys and entertains so much more than the novelist who confidently puts words to his inner thoughts.”


Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad has won the 2017 Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Fiction Award.