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Amtrak Writing Residency’s Fine Print, Roddy Doyle On Aging, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.10.14

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:

Amtrak has launched the official application for its new writers residency program, and Melville House has collected some writers' responses to the application.

Director Richard Ayoade, who previously directed the film adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s Submarine, brings his adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella The Double to New York City for screenings in March. (Electric Literature)

Meanwhile, author Tom Rob Smith’s mystery-thriller, The Farm, will be adapted for the big screen by BBC Films and Shine Pictures. (Variety)

NPR interviews Walter Kim, author of the novels Up in the Air and Thumbsucker, about his friendship with Clark Rockefeller, a German-born con artist and murderer.  

Roddy Doyle talks in a New York Times video about how old age has influenced his fiction.

Richard Lea of the Guardian considers the character judgment implicit in books readers choose to avoid

Barnes & Noble plans to close its store in downtown Royal Oak, Michigan in April, five months after leasing its second floor to a local software company. (Metro Times)

Twenty years after the poet's death, the Los Angeles Times reexamine’s Charles Bukowski’s image as “laureate of the American lowlife.”

 

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