Bukowski Exhibit Opens in L.A., Another Steig Larsson Book Revealed, and More

by Staff

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:

British mobile company Orange, sponsor of the Orange Prize for Fiction recognizing women
novelists, will no longer offer its award for debut authors. Meanwhile, it plans to launch a book club and Web site that will highlight emerging writers. (The Bookseller)

An exhibit of Charles Bukowski's books, papers, and ephemera opened last weekend at the Huntington Library, a favorite haunt of the late writer's widow, outside Los Angeles. (Jacket Copy)

The Boston Poetry Marathon honored forty-eight of the state's dead poets yesterday with a day of readings in venues from Gloucester to Concord. (Boston Herald)

Attendance at this year's Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, held for the first time in Newark, New Jersey, was reportedly as large as the crowds at past events—and even more diverse. (Star-Ledger)

The Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold has signed on for her first book editing gig at Tonga Books, a new imprint of independent publisher Europa Editions. (New York Times)

Best-selling Swedish writer Stieg Larsson penned a fifth novel, according to the late author's brother. (CBC News)

Amazon will soon introduce Kindle Singles, thirty- to ninety-page idea-based texts by "serious writers," thinkers, and researchers, to its e-book store. (Amazon)

Nelson Mandela's new memoir, Conversations With Myself, hits bookstores today. (AFP)