Four New Gabriel Garcia Marquez Audiobooks, Interacting with Literary Agents, 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:

The Wall Street Journal reported Mitchell Klipper, CEO of Barnes & Noble’s retail division, sold five million dollars of his personal stock in the company. (Shelf Awareness)

An archive of the work and correspondence of poet Charles Bukowski is now available online at (GalleyCat)

New York magazine previews this year’s fall releases, including new books from J. M. Coetzee, Nora Ephron, and Amy Tan.

Time looks inside the wild world of celebrity fan fiction, which has millions of readers.

On her blog, publishing veteran Jenny Bent offers advice on interacting with literary agents at conferences: “Agents are people too.”

Author Benjamin Percy recently spoke with the Late Night Library podcast about genre fiction and werewolves, among other literary subjects.

And on the New Yorker’s Out Loud podcast, Rebecca Mead and Joshua Rothman discuss Jane Austen.

Meanwhile, if you need more listening pleasure, four Gabriel Garcia Marquez novels are now available as audiobooks. (Los Angeles Times)