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John Lennon's Letters, a Six-Hundred-Year-Old Book in Salt Lake City, and More

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Online Only, posted 4.11.11

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:

Dzanc Books announced a new initiative to publish out-of-print titles of enduring significance as e-books, starting with works from Pinckney Benedict, Patricia Lear, and David Lynn.

One of the world's oldest books, a six-hundred-year-old copy of the Nuremberg Chronicles, popped up at an antiques fundraiser in Salt Lake City. (KPLC)

As The Pale King is released this week, six novelists including Rivka Galchen and Darin Strauss talked to the Daily Beast about the influence of the book's late author, David Foster Wallace.

Ang Lee is set to direct and Tobey Maguire is set to appear in the film adaptation of Yann Martel's acclaimed novel The Life of Pi, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The cabin on a Wyoming ranch where Ernest Hemingway finished A Farewell to Arms, as well as the ranch itself, have been sold to Sheridan College. (Jacket Copy)

A collection of John Lennon's letters and postcards will be published in October 2012 by Little, Brown, according to the New York Times.

In honor of Henry James's birthday this week, Bookslut devoted its Star-Crossed column to the late author.

What was your favorite children's book when you were a kid, and what does that say about you now? Flavorwire has the answers.

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