Greg Mortenson Responds, Jennifer Egan and Kay Ryan Snag Pulitzers, 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:

The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, with Jennifer Egan taking home the prize in fiction, Siddhartha Mukherjee winning the nonfiction award for his debut, The Emperor of All Maladies: A History of Cancer, and Kay Ryan snagging the poetry honor. (Jacket Copy)

The shortlist for Australia's most prestigious literary prize was announced and three authors, including two previous winners of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Roger McDonald and Kim Scott, are in the running. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Best-selling memoir author Greg Mortenson responded to the claims that he fabricated major elements of Three Cups of Tea—claims put forth by Jon Krakauer in Byliner and by CBS News—in an exclusive interview with Outside.

Publishers Weekly has declared 2011 the year of the tablet as a slew of competitors for the iPad hit the market.

Harlequin is publishing a seven-novella e-book romance series specially commissioned to commemorate the royal wedding of British couple Prince William and Kate Middleton. (USA Today)

A bookstore manager in Maine has raised enough money through Kickstarter to purchase the bookselling business at Rock City Books and Coffee, where she's been working since 2003. (Bangor Daily News)

As the Wall Street Journal points out, one upside to the e-book revolution is that it has led to the creation of a bunch of new digital-focused jobs at publishing houses.