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Zora Neale Hurston the Detective, Leonardo DiCaprio the Devil, and More

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Online Only, posted 11.02.10

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:

A literary agent introduces Zora Neale Hurston, girl detective. (New York Times)

Teenagers are still reading for pleasure, or so says a researcher at the University of Maryland. (Washington Post)

An interview with the Paris Review's Lorin Stein: "Everyone says editing kills you as a writer, but even here there are counterexamples. There seems to be no profession that can kill the spark, except maybe writing for the movies or teaching creative writing–and yet many writers do these things and muddle through." (Sampsonia Way)

Should e-books have ISBN numbers? (Publishing Perspectives)

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to star in an adaptation of Erik Larson's book The Devil in the City, which spent three years on the New York Times best-seller list and has sold 2.3 million copies. (Yahoo)

Salon's Laura Miller takes a look at how classic literary characters would have adapted to the digital age.

The World Series ended last night when the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers in Game 5. If you didn't get enough of the action, check out the sketches by Dave Eggers at the Bay Citizen.

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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.

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