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:
Connecticut's attorney general announced a preliminary review "of the pricing agreements between five of the country's largest book publishers and two leading digital retailers: Apple and Amazon.com." (Wall Street Journal)
The Brooklyn Book Festival announced the lineup of authors that will perform at the fifth annual celebration on September 12. A full schedule of readings and events will be available later this month.
The NEA cut this year's budget 73 percent for the national reading program Big Read, a flagship initiative of former chairman, Dana Gioia. (Post-Gazette)
The sixteen-year-old pop sensation Justin Bieber is set to publish an illustrated memoir with HarperCollins this fall. (New York Daily News)
Despite the rise of e-books and online book retailers, New York City finds itself "unexpectedly in the midst of an indie-bookstore renaissance." (New York Magazine)
The Royal Shakespeare Company announced the five productions it will mount in New York City next summer as part of the Lincoln Center Festival: King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, and The Winter's Tale. (New York Times)
Kevin Morrissey, the managing editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, committed suicide on Friday in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a long struggle with depression. He was 52. (Jacket Copy)