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:
Scribner named Colin Harrison its new editor-in-chief , replacing Nan Graham, who is now division publisher. (Shelf Awareness)
"Shakespeare must be a black girl. " Maya Angelou delivered a riveting speech at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia, recently, and Atlantic Wire was there.
A new translation of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake made the best-seller list in China . (New York Times)
If you missed short-fiction master George Saunders on the Colbert Report Tuesday evening, the full video is online.
In the Colbert interview, George Saunders recounts Ernest Hemingway's shortest story: “For sale, baby shoes, never worn.” Melville House explains how this is a popular myth .
Meanwhile, Cheryl Strayed spoke with Elissa Bassist about the Dear Sugar correspondence that changed their writing lives. Bassist tells Strayed, "Because of you I wrote the book I said I couldn’t write. " (Creative Nonfiction)
Laura Miller details how libraries are no longer quiet . (Salon)
If you'd like to own F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's Baltimore townhouse —it's on the market. (Los Angeles Times)
Grub Street Daily provides tips for surviving rejection , and offers the wisdom of Winston Churchill, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”