Bel Canto Trailer Released, Apple to Adapt Pachinko for Screen, and More


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:

The trailer for the forthcoming film adaptation of Ann Patchett’s novel Bel Canto has been released. The film, which stars Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe, will be released in September. (Slate)

Apple has secured the rights to develop a television series of Min Jin Lee’s novel Pachinko. (Variety)

Meanwhile, Vox takes a closer look at Serial Box, a service that “aims to become the HBO of serialized fiction,” and what happens when you write fiction as if it’s a television show.

Justin Phillip Reed talks about living in St. Louis, pushing against stereotypes, and his debut collection, Indecency. (Literary Hub)

“There’s a difference between being seen and being understood, which I wanted to explore.” Alexia Arthurs talks about her debut story collection, How to Love a Jamaican (Paris Review)

Catherine Lacey talks about creating fiction from an “intuitive, messy place,” writing about relationships, and her new story collection, Certain American States. (Guernica)

Read more about the writing habits of both Arthurs and Lacey in recent installments of the Poets & Writers series Ten Questions.

Artist Geoffrey Chadsey creates images for what happens on page seventy-six of a crop of new books, including Gary Shteyngart’s Lake Success and Olivia Laing’s Crudo. (T Magazine)

The Guardian considers the blurred line between mainstream fiction and fan fiction and how fan fiction can be a great incubator for writers.