Dante Inspires Modern Physics, Trent Reznor Scores Dragon Tattoo, 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:

Karl Marlantes and Sarahlee Lawrence are among the winners of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association's book awards, and the short list for the Story Prize has been announced. (Shelf Awareness)

The field of David Foster Wallace studies is gaining momentum in academia. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

The new Treasures app from the British Library offers a virtual experience of its special collections pieces, including Jane Austen's teenage writings and Charles Dickens's handwritten manuscript of Nicholas Nickleby. (CNet)

Salon takes a peek at writers' hangouts of yore.

Could a book save your life? Last week, Electric Literature puts five novels—and a Kindle—under fire. (Guardian)

Trent Reznor is slated to write and record the score for David Fincher's film adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. (Spin)

Dante's Inferno may have informed Galileo's investigations. (Boston Globe)

Did da Vinci reference classic literature in the Mona Lisa? (CTV)