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:
Charles McGrath speaks with author Alice Munro  about her retirement. (New York Times)
Melville House weighs in on the Random House and Penguin merger , which will account for 25 percent of all books published in English.
John Brownlee investigates the inner workings of an Amazon fulfillment center , a vast warehouse where it “is so quiet that workers can be fired for even talking to one another.” (Fast Company)
Salon’s Laura Miller unravels the Department of Justice’s e-book pricing lawsuit against Apple and the major publishers .
New Yorker staffer and author David Grann dispenses advice for writers . (GalleyCat)
Poet and critic Stephen Burt responds to a recent Harper’s essay by Mark Edmundson, which Burt describes as an “attack against contemporary American poetry .” (Boston Globe)
Susan Sontag intensely disliked cats; Jonathan Franzen hates Twitter—BuzzFeed wants you to know what else famous author’s hated .
Sylvia Plath’s daughter Frieda Hughes  recently discussed her mother’s drawings. (Time)