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J. D. Salinger Biography Set for Fall, Robert Frost Collection on Display, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.29.13

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:

Simon & Schuster will release a biography of the late J. D. Salinger this fall, written by David Shields and Shane Salerno. (New York Times)

A cache of correspondence, audio recordings, and photographs of Robert Frost will be publicly displayed for two months at the State University of New York at Buffalo beginning this week. (NPR)

Dale Smith looks at the life and work of Beat poet Diane di Prima. (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Joan Didion's 1977 novel A Book of Common Prayer will be a feature film, directed by and starring Campbell Scott. Shooting begins in Puerto Rico this fall. (Variety)

Meanwhile, the Millions considers the practice of adapting books into movies.

Carolyn Kellogg discusses the fate of literary magazine Black Clock, which may be in danger of losing its association with the CalArts MFA program. (Los Angeles Times)

In case you missed the anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice yesterday, the Los Angeles Times created a handy timeline of the lifespan of Jane Austen's novel, including when, in 1797, a Lon­don pub­lish­er rejected it.

The Twitterverse wondered if venerable publisher Alfred A. Knopf had a rogue driver steering its social media account the other day (it didn't). (Melville House)

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