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David Foster Wallace Versus Bret Easton Ellis, Zadie Smith Profiles Jay-Z, and More

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Online Only, posted 9.07.12

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:

Following a federal judge's approval of the settlement with three publishers named in the DOJ's price-fixing lawsuit, Adam Martin at the Atlantic Wire believes "the settlement with Hachette Book Group, Simon & Schuster, and HarperCollins will likely lead to an e-book price war in the months to come."

After reading D. T. Max’s biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story Is A Ghost Story, Bret Easton Ellis displayed his enmity of Wallace via Twitter. Gerald Howard, the former editor of both writers, offers his insight. (Salon)

Meanwhile, there exists an Infinite Atlas, based on David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. (Kottke)

A new company, Plympton, wants to bring serial fiction to your e-reader. (GalleyCat)

Novelist Zadie Smith profiled recording artist and entrepreneur Jay-Z for T Magazine.

NPR visits the grave of F. Scott Fitzgerald, which sits outside of our nation's capital.

A new study suggests geography (and social interaction) play a large role in creative innovation. (WNYC)

Speaking of geography, Brooklyn, New York, home to many writers, is the second most expensive place to live in the United States (Brooklyn's island neighbor across the river—Manhattan—is first). (Observer)

With the kids back in the classroom, Flavorwire gathered a collection of great school photos of famous authors.

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City Guide

by Jen Michalski

Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.

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November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.


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