Daily News from Poets & Writers

More Than a Hundred Authors Join Reading to Protest Mugabe

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.2.07

Poets John Ashbery, Jorie Graham, Michael Palmer, and Adrienne Rich are among more than a hundred authors who have signed an appeal for a "worldwide reading" on September 9 to protest the actions of Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe.

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Hemingway House Preservationists See the Writing on the Wall—Literally

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.29.07

Preservationists in Havana, Cuba, recently announced that they have discovered unpublished notes by Ernest Hemingway on the wall of a bathroom in the house where he lived for more than twenty years. Hemingway fans and scholars probably shouldn't get too excited, however. They didn't uncover Papa's character sketch for an unfinished nov

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Lost for More Than Fifty Years, Pearl S. Buck Manuscript Found

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.27.07

The Philadelphia office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced yesterday that it had found the original manuscript of Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth (John Day, 1931), which had been considered missing since the mid-1960s.

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Another Newspaper Cuts Back Coverage Of Books

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.26.07

It is, by now, a familiar story, but one worth repeating: Another newspaper has decided to cut back its book review coverage. The Sunday book review section of the San Diego Union-Tribune has folded—the June 24 stand-alone section was the newspaper's last. Beginning July 1, the Union-Tribune's coverage of books will

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Jury Finds Laura Albert Guilty of Fraud, Breach of Contract

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.25.07

On Friday, a jury in Manhattan Federal District Court found Laura Albert guilty of fraud and breach of contract for her pseudonymous invention of JT Leroy, the character whose name she used to sign an option contract for the film rights to Sarah (Bloomsbury, 2000). The jury ordered Albert to pay $116,500 to Antidote International Films, Inc., the production company that planned to make a feature film of her novel before the story broke about JT Leroy's true identity in 2005. More

Ptown's Fine Arts Work Center Appoints New Executive Director

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.22.07

It took more than six months, but the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC) in Provincetown, Massachusetts, has finally found a new executive director: Margaret Murphy.

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