Daily News from Poets & Writers

Books Now Outnumber Games in iTunes Store, Arsonists Destroy a Literary Club in Saudi Arabia, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.3.10

A literary club in Saudi Arabia is targeted by arsonists; books now outnumber games in the iTunes store; the recently debunked Hiroshima book sees an upturn in fortune and sales; Tim Burton acquires the film rights to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; and other news.

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Southern Writer Barry Hannah Dies, March Is National Small Press Month, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.2.10

Mississippi writer Barry Hannah has died three days before a conference is to honor his life's work; a Chinese writer is placed under house arrest for attempting to attend a literary festival; a new biography attempts to label Kapuscinski as a fiction writer; the Lamda Literary Foundation launches an new online journal and blog community; and other news.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay's Open House, the Case of Agatha Christie's Jewels, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.1.10

Edna St. Vincent Millay's home in Austerlitz, New York, will be opened to the public; the New York Times reports on the blurring line between plagiarism and "appropration;" Australia's oldest literary festival kicks off this week; a library in Pennsylvania loans Kindles; and other news.

 

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Go Bookmobile Go, HMH Parent Restructures Debt, Best American White Male Guest Editors, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.26.10

Tom Corwin is hitting the road this spring on a cross-country bookmobile trip; Faber & Faber is starting a new creative writing school in Canada; bloggers draw attention to the various editors of the 2010 Best American series of anthologies, all of whom are white men; and other news.

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The New Math of Poetry, Dell's Answer to the iPad, Smartwords, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.25.10

Wordnik announces its new Smartwords initiative; a look at last year's best-seller lists, arranged by American city; Knopf will publish New Yorker editor David Remnick's biography of Barack Obama; Dell plans to release its Mini 5 tablet; and other news.

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Yemeni Villagers Protest Dictator Poet Laureate, Rushdie Announces Book on Fatwa Years, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.24.10

Villagers in Yemen protest the country's dictator poet laureate; Alibris aquires Monsoon; Salman Rushdie announces plans for a book on the fatwa years; a Chicago teacher is changing lives through spoken word; and other news.

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