»

| Give a Gift |

  • Digital Edition

Philip Roth’s Birthday Bash in Newark, Tom Bissell’s New Xbox Game, and More

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.20.13

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:

New Yorker editor David Remnick writes about last night's celebration of Philip Roth’s eightieth birthday at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, the author’s birthplace and a prominent setting of many of his books.  

Roth biographer Blake Bailey tells The Daily Beast how lucky he is to be writing the renowned author’s biography and discusses his researching and writing strategies.

In 2010 writer Tom Bissell announced his plans to “go game.” Sure enough, Bissell’s latest work—“Gears of War: Judgment,” the fourth video game in a military science-fiction series for Xbox 360—has just been released. (New York Times)

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, libraries are celebrating a major victory as the Supreme Court upholds the right to resell or give away books, even if they were made abroad.

Self-publishing has often been considered to be a dead end, but the Huffington Post notes the growing success of self-published work with authors such as Bella Andre and Raine Miller climbing the USA Today and New York Times bestseller charts and scoring major publishing deals.

Riding the new wave of self-publishing, teenager Beth Reeks scored a three-book-deal from Random House UK after receiving 40 million hits via Wattpad on her romance novel, The Kissing Booth. (TODAY)

In an e-mail to the Washington Post, Jane Goodall issues an apology for passages borrowed without citation in her new book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants.

New Zealand is the third country to endorse the merger between Penguin and Random House, noting that the merger was unlikely to lessen competition in the market, Publishers Weekly reports.

Reader Comments

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.

Upcoming Events
Poetry
Reading
University of Chicago - Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801
October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Panel
The New School's Orozco Room
October 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
Poetry
Reading
The Poetry Foundation
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Panel/Talk
City Lights Bookstore
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Panel
City Lights Booksellers and Publishers
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
Residency
West Cork, Ireland
Residency
Riga, Latvia
Conference
Charlotte, North Carolina
Writing Contests
University of Evansville
American Library Association
Magazine Articles

by Mira Ptacin

November/December 2014

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

 

by Staff

Politics & Prose replaces Barnes & Noble as official National Book Festival bookseller; new Berryman volume and reissues released; Carlos Lozada named nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post; and other news.

Directory of Writers
Poet
Philadelphia, PA
Poet
Town of Stuyvesant, NY
Spoken Word Artist, Poet, Fiction Writer
Brooklyn, NY

Subscribe to P&W Magazine | Donate Now | Advertise | Sign up for E-Newsletter | Help | About Us | Contact Us | View Mobile Site

© Copyright Poets & Writers 2014. All Rights Reserved