Bookseller Job in Maldives, New Paris Review Editors, 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:

Thousands of people—including a TV director, someone from the White House press team, a German viscount, and a juggler—have applied to a job as a bookseller at a luxury resort in the Maldives. (Bookseller)

Meanwhile, a new bookstore that stays open twenty-four hours has opened in Malaysia; the store carries half a million titles. (World Economic Forum)

The Paris Review has added five new editors to its masthead, including Hasan Altaf as the review’s new managing editor and Christian Keifer as the new West Coast editor.

The New York Times recommends short novels to read over Labor Day weekend.

PBS NewsHour remembers poet Tom Clark, who died earlier this month after he was hit by a car in Berkeley, California. Clark was seventy-seven.

Sarah Schulman talks with the Rumpus about playing with genre, writing about stigmatized people, and publishing her forthcoming mystery novel, Maggie Terry.

Revenue at Penguin Random House fell 3.3 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to the same period last year. (Publishers Weekly)

Travel & Leisure visits the places in the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, England, which inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh.