Khaled Hosseini on the Taliban, James Franco Needs Your Money, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.21.13

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

Publishers Weekly reports on the closing arguments in the DOJ price-fixing lawsuit against Apple.

Meanwhile, All Things Digital features a slide show of the DOJ’s and Apple's final summations.

In other legal news, a salesman for Wiley is charged with the theft of almost three million dollars in books. (Jersey Journal)

Author Khaled Hosseini recently spoke with the Huffington Post about growing up in Afghanistan, and the Taliban.

Despite Darren Aronofsky’s involvement as director, HBO has passed on author Michael Chabon’s World War II-era series Hobgoblin. (Vulture)

“We escaped Poland in 1981 at night with only a few suitcases, our most important papers sewn into the lining: my parents’ diplomas from the polytechnic, our birth certificates.” In light of the Boston bombings, novelist Karolina Waclawiak discusses the immigrant experience in America. (Rumpus)

Poet Elizabeth Alexander remembers her late husband, the artist Ficre Ghebreyesus. (Boston Review)

Actor, director, and author James Franco needs your money to create a film adaptation of Palo Alto, a collection of Franco's stories published by Scribner in 2011.

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.


Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.


Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.