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:
The chancellor of Texas A&M University has invited Game of Thrones fans to its Cushing Library to search author George R. R. Martin’s archives for plot clues. The library currently holds more than three hundred boxes of Martin’s notes, papers, and manuscripts, and more than thirteen hundred books. (Smithsonian)
Celebrated nonfiction writer Rebecca Solnit talks with the Guardian about motherhood, Trump, and her new essay collection, The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms, published in September by Granta.
“The machine was a feat of industrial progress, but sensational enough to be entertaining.” The debate over whether or not automatons can produce actual poetry dates back to the Victorian era, when the first poetry-generating machine, named Eureka, was introduced to the public. (Slate)
At Hyperallergic, Iris Cushing discusses poet and novelist Renee Gladman’s new book, Prose Architecture, a work comprised of drawings that, Cushing says, “seem to trace the contours of her thinking—notes without syntax, maps without scale, blueprints without measurement.”
Two St. Martin’s Press editors discuss Macmillan’s decision to leave the historical Flatiron building in New York City.
“Fifty-six years after le Carré published his first novel, his enduring concerns with memory, technology, and class are more clearly visible than ever. Whether George Smiley can match up to our deranged political times is another question altogether.” Josephine Livingstone discusses Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy author John le Carré’s first novel in twenty-five years. (New Republic)
From Toni Morrison to Alice Munro, Literary Hub lists seventeen living writers pictured on international stamps.
On a budget? Bustle offers nine tips for saving money on your reading habit.