Ethicist Chuck Klosterman, BookExpo America's Rock Stars, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

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:

With almost twelve million people using the content sharing website Pinterest, veteran publicist Kathleen Schmidt hosted a panel at BookExpo America geared to help writers use Pinterest to promote their books, and GalleyCat has the highlights.

The New York Times announced it has found its new Ethicist—author Chuck Klosterman.

The Museum of London's archaeologists are excavating the Curtain playhouse—which predates the world famous Globe Theatre by two years. The Curtain was home to Shakespeare’s Lord Chamberlain’s Men from 1597 to 1599, and is where Romeo and Juliet, and Henry V premiered. (New York Daily News)

With BookExpo America 2012 at an end, the New Yorker looks at two of this year's rock star authors—who are actual rock stars—Neil Young and Patti Smith.

The Washington Post examines what BookExpo America communicates about the state of publishing, citing the words of a few of the authors and celebrities in attendance, including Steven Colbert, Ann Patchett, Molly Ringwald, and Zadie Smith.

Meanwhile, Book Riot celebrates its best discoveries at BooxExpo America, including first-time author Kathleen Alcott's The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets, which comes out this September.

In recent days, students in Ireland were dismayed to find anticipated questions on the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Seamus Heaney missing from their final exams. (Irish Times)

HarperCollins is preparing Ray Bradbury's backlist of titles for digital publication. (paidContent)

Stephen Andrew Hiltner recalls fact-checking an interview with Ray Bradbury, and suggests, "Bradbury wouldn’t have made it today as a writer in New York; he was too rough, too raw, too tender." (Paris Review Daily)

Today, on Twitter, author Susan Orlean fielded questions about writing (via the #asksusan hashtag).