After six seasons of subversive self-absorption, and a week past performing a post-mortem on the core friend group, Lena Dunham's HBO show ends with Hannah's flailing lurch into woman- and motherhood.
The actress berated herself for not pushing for a higher fee for American Hustle after learning male co-stars made more. She says she's "over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion."
In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham accuses a man she identifies as Barry of sexual assault. Yet "Barry" is a pseudonym — and the ensuing confusion has prompted her publisher to clarify matters.
Not much is known about the acclaimed Italian novelist besides her pen name and her books. But she sat for a recent interview — conducted in writing, with her publisher as intermediary.
The win for Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk marks the first time that the Samuel Johnson Prize has gone to a memoir. Meanwhile, Lena Dunham answers sexual abuse allegations with a statement in Time.
The actor and director plans to write his first book of short stories, and he plans to make it about another collection — his personal trove of typewriters. Also: Jill Abramson details her startup.
The author is topping her big year with The Butter, a new sister site to The Toast that she'll helm starting in mid-October. Also: Kei Miller wins the Forward Prize, and Wolf Hall goes Broadway.
A night before the winner's declared, the writers shortlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize read their works. Listen here first. Also: Thomas Pynchon might soon be coming to the big screen.