Daily News from Poets & Writers

Coen Brothers to Direct Film Version of Chabon Novel

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.13.08

Joel and Ethan Coen will adapt and direct a film version of Pulitzer Prize–winner Michael Chabon’s novel The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (HarperCollins, 2007), the Guardian reported. Scott Rudin, who is also developing a screen version of Chabon’s novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Random House, 2000), will produce the picture along with the brothers. In 2000, Rudin produced Chabon’s Wonder Boys (Villard, 1995).
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Obama Beats Clinton (Wins Grammy Award)

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.08

Barack Obama prevailed last night over two former presidents—Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter—to win a 2008 Grammy Award for the spoken-word recording of his book The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (Random House Audio, 2006). Obama received his first Grammy in 2005 for the audio recording of Dreams From My Father (Random House Audio, 2005).

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Amazon Acquires Digital Audio Provider Audible

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.8.08

Amazon announced yesterday plans to acquire Audible, Inc., the largest provider of digital audio in the United States, for approximately three hundred million dollars. Audible carries nearly eighty thousand spoken-word audio offerings, including audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, and podcasts.

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Late Spanish Novelist Accused of Plagiarism

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.6.08

A Spanish judge recently reopened a plagiarism case against the late Nobel Prize-winning novelist Camilo José Cela, the Independent reported. Carmen Formoso, author of the novel Carmen, Carmela, Carmiña, originally filed charges in 2001 alleging that Cela had lifted passages from her book for his best-selling novel La Cruz de San Andres. Cela, who denied the accusations, died in January 2002 before the case was settled. He was ultimately found not guilty.

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Toronto Media Company Launches Festival for Films Based on Books

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.5.08

BookShorts, a media and production company based in Toronto, recently launched the Moving Stories Film Festival to celebrate the blending of moving images and the printed word. Amateur and professional filmmakers may submit recent films or videos based on any form of literature, including poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
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Eck, Ferris, and Vida Named Finalists for Discover Great New Writers Award

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.4.08

Barnes & Noble announced last Friday the finalists for the 2007 Discover Great New Writers Awards. The winners will each receive $10,000. Second-place finalists will receive $5,000, and third-place, $2,500. The prizes will be awarded on February 27 at Barnes & Noble’s Lincoln Triangle store in New York City. 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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