Colson Whitehead on 9/11, Booker Prize Shortlist Announced, the Paris Review on Reddit, and More

James F. Thompson

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:

Revisit Colson Whitehead’s essay, “The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found,” as he explores the meaning of loss, change, and the unique relationship New Yorkers have with their city. (New York Times)

Colm Toibin, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Eleanor Catton among authors shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize. (Millions)

The Paris Review conducts an AMA on Reddit and answers questions about slush piles, notable books and writers, and the literary magazine’s editorial procedures.

Author Nelly Reifler talks about her latest novel, Elect H. Mouse State Judge, how she became a writer, and why all of our memories are flawed. (Rumpus)

A survey conducted by the Telegraph reveals that 62 percent of British people lie about reading classic books to appear more intelligent.

The Huffington Post offers advice and tips for authors on how to promote their work and manage mailing lists.

The New York Times discusses J.D. Salinger, the new film and biography about the author, and why society is so interested in his private life.