State of the Fragmented Novel, Self-Published Authors Ripped Off, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.18.13

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:

Ted Gioia examines the state of the fragmented novel. (Millions)

Meanwhile, Jason Diamond lists ten authors of literary fiction you may not realize also published science fiction, including Virginia Woolf and Don DeLillo. (Flavorwire)

IndieReader lists a few ways self-published authors are ripped off.

The Atlantic Monthly has created an e-book of Mark Twain's contributions to the venerable publication.

With several new books out on the life and work of Franz Kafka, Kevin Jackson argues that common perceptions of Kafka should be reconsidered. (Literary Review)

Toni Morrison first published a book at age forty—BuzzFeed rounds up a list of late bloomers.

Reese Witherspoon is slated to star in the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling memoir Wild. (Vulture)

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