Issues surrounding posthumous publishing
This episode originally aired on January 31, 2022.
The discovery of an unpublished manuscript by an author can have a lot of reactions. Fans of the author want to see a new work.
In some cases, publishers and the estate see the discovery as a financial win. However, if the work wasn’t published during the author’s lifetime should it be published posthumously?
We’ll look at the issues surrounding an author’s unpublished works.
- Gary Holcomb professor of African American Literature at Ohio University
- Kassie Rose, WOSU book critic
- Adin Dobkin, writer and journalist
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