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Ira Silverberg Departing NEA, Apple Executive Testifies, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.18.13

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:

Citing “demands of family” in New York, former agent Ira Silverberg is stepping down as director of literature programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, based in our nation's capital. (GalleyCat)

In other staffing news, Beth Lamb has been named associate publisher at Vintage Anchor; and Kristin Kiser is starting as deputy publisher at Rodale. (Shelf Awareness)

Meanwhile, Molly Barton, global digital director of the Penguin Group, writes, “New York has declined in its power as the epicenter of English language publishing.” (Huffington Post)

The New York Times reports on Apple executive Eddy Cue's testimony in the DOJ's e-book pricing lawsuit.

The Financial Times looks at the work of Stanford professor Franco Moretti, who employs big data to glean literary scholarship. Moretti’s book of essays on the subject, Distant Reading, is out now.

Mental Floss reveals the origins of the pen names of eight famed writers.

In you live in San Mateo County, California, now is your chance to be its poet laureate. (San Francisco Examiner)

There will be a few changes in the new release of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary.

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