Apple Rumors, Most Anticipated Books of 2012, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

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:

An Apple event scheduled for next month in New York City is rumored to be about e-publishing. (Los Angeles Times)

The Millions previews its most anticipated books of 2012, with new titles by Shalom Auslander, Dan Chaon, Rachel Cusk, Lauren Groff, Mark Haddon, Victor LaValle, Emily St. John Mandel, and Emma Straub, among others.

Critic Ruth Franklin reveals her literary resolutions for the new year, including the exercise of reading the same poem each day for a month. (New Republic)

After forty years in business, California-based Bodhi Tree Bookstore has closed shop. (Shelf Awareness)

In an amusing bit of fraudulence, two Twitter accounts have surfaced claiming to be famed New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani. (The New York Daily News hazards a guess that one account is actually novelist Jonathan Lethem.)

The New York Observer reports on authors whose work falls into the public domain this year, including James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Sherwood Anderson.

In the age of e-books, the Wall Street Journal ponders whether writers will ever cease editing their manuscripts.

The Rumpus reviews a recent release of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Cruise of the Rolling Junk. The book was first published as a series for Motor magazine in 1924 and detailed a road trip Fitzgerald took with his wife Zelda from Connecticut to Alabama.