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Richard Blanco Selected Obama Inaugural Poet, Patricia Cornwell Suing Manager, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.09.13

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:

Poet Richard Blanco will read an original composition for president Barack Obama’s second inauguration. (New York Times)

Novelist Hari Kunzru reports on an alarming political climate in Hungary, and how it's shaping that country's cultural institutions, intellectuals, and writers. (New Yorker)

Crime writer Patricia Cornwell is suing her former financial manager for upwards of one hundred million dollars. The Boston Globe reveals the suit involves "multi-million-dollar homes, a helicopter, and a lost Ferarri."

Over seven hundred publishers have agreed to participate in JSTOR's Register & Read program, which begins today, and provides free access to journal articles. (Inside Higher Ed)

"The standards of craft in personal writing should not be lower than in fiction. There is no reason why something true should be sloppily or boringly written." Katie Roiphe weighs in on the recent kerfuffle over the ubiquity of memoir. (Slate)

Maria Semple's 2012 novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, will be adapted for film by Annapurna Pictures and Hunger Games-producer Color Force. Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter, who penned (500) Days of Summer, will write the screenplay. (Hollywood Reporter)

In other Hollywood news, Charlize Theron may be cast alongside Robert Downey, Jr. in Paul Thomas Anderson's film version of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. (Slash Film)

The Atlantic suggests that if you've written a lot of email over the course of a year, maybe you could write a novel.

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