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:
With Selected Letters of William Styron out now, critic James Wolcott considers the life and work of the author of Sophie's Choice . (London Review of Books)
"A popular American belief holds that the act of writing can somehow save the writer. But having written a couple of books and countless essays, I disagree." Poet Roya Hakakian details the personal importance of the work of Iranian poet Firoozeh Papan-Matin . (NPR)
Guy Kawasaki offers ten strategies for publishers to succeed  in the future. (Publishing Perspectives)
A Books-a-Million is scheduled to close  in Charleston, South Carolina. (Post and Courier)
A new multimedia App called Paragraph Shorts  features both classic and new short fiction paired with independent music.
Author Richard Skinner's blog features W. G. Sebald's writing tips : "Writing is about discovering things hitherto unseen. Otherwise there’s no point to the process."