Daily News from Poets & Writers

Exiled Bangladeshi Author to Leave India

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.18.08

Taslima Nasrin, the Bangladeshi author who has been living in a safe house in New Dehli for the past four months, announced yesterday that she will leave India, claiming that she has been living under a "virtual house arrest" and that she has been denied urgent medical care, Reuters reported. The author has been living in an undisclosed location in the Indian capital, where she has been isolated with a mobile phone, laptop computer, and a television. No visitors have been allowed. More

Bomb Threat Disrupts Paris Book Fair

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.17.08

The Salon du Livre, the international book fair in Paris that has drawn protests from several Arab nations for honoring Israeli literature at this year's event, was shut down briefly yesterday by a bomb threat, the Associated Press reported. Festival organizers received an anonymous phone call indicating that an explosion would occur at five PM, according to Jean-Daniel Compain, director of REED, the company that organized the event. Compain said that the caller made no specific mention of the fair's Israeli focus.

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Paris Book Fair Opens Under Cloud of Controversy

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.14.08

The Salon du Livre, an international book fair in Paris, opened today despite the protests of several Arab nations over the selection of Israel as the festival's guest of honor. The Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization encouraged its fifty member nations to boycott because of "crimes against humanity that Israel is perpetrating in the Palestinian territories." Many publishers, booksellers, and authors from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen, Morocco, and Algeria withdrew from the festival, though some participants from those countries may still attend. More

Academy of American Poets Goes Mobile

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.13.08

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The Academy of American Poets on Monday launched a mobile version of its online poetry archive at www.poets.org/mobile. Users can now access the archive, which contains more than twenty-five hundred poems as well as hundreds of biographies and essays, using an iPhone and most other mobile devices. The new service is free.

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New Report Reveals Book Publishing Industry's Carbon Footprint

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.12.08

The Green Press Initiative (GPI) and the Book Industry Study Group released on Monday a landmark study measuring the environmental impact of the U.S. book publishing industry. Monitoring publishing activity in 2006, which saw 4.15 billion books produced, the study found the industry's annual carbon footprint to be 12.4 million metric tons (or 8.85 pounds of carbon per book).

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Author's Sister Writes Next Chapter in Kureishi Family Feud

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.11.08

The recent publication of Hanif Kureishi's new novel, Something to Tell You, by Faber and Faber has garnered the usual praise from critics in the U.K., but it's also attracted the ire of his sister, Yasmin, who says she wishes the author would stop using their family as inspiration for his fiction. More

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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.

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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.

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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.

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