Books About Bullying, Handwritten Poems by F. Scott Fitzgerald Up for Auction, and More

Bryanna Tidmarsh

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:

Mediabistro reports that Melville House is opening a London publishing company called Melville House UK.

What happens when two novels with the same title are published within a week of each other? USA Today reports.

According to News-Leader, Mark Brixey, the former director of the Missouri State University bookstore, pleaded guilty on Tuesday of wire fraud, money laundering, and tax fraud.

The National Book Foundation and the Pratt Institute are hosting a film festival on April 4 and 5 featuring books nominated for the National Book Award that have been adapted into film, including Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Warren Miller’s The Cool World, and Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Flavorwire features a round-up of authors, such as Philip K. Dick, James Ellroy, Ann Rice, and Susan Orlean, who loved the film adaptations of their books.

Editor Damon Jaggars, along with the entire editorial board, has resigned from the Journal of Library Administration in response to the publisher’s licensing terms, which, Jaggars claims, leaves authors with little ownership of their work. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Books about bullying are dominating children’s literature with more titles on the subject being released this year than ever before. (New York Times)

Afghanistan proves to be a source of inspiration for authors as William Dalrymple reveals his personal favorites in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to The Guardian.

Jacket Copy reports that poems handwritten and signed by F. Scott Fitzgerald for actress Helen Hayes’s daughter are up for auction on April 2 along with a signed copy of Tender Is the Night.