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:
A fan of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild died while trying to reach the abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness where Christopher McCandless—the subject of Krakauer's nonfiction story—"camped out and starved to death in 1992." (Jacket Copy)
This year's Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland will feature the Blind Boys of Alabama as the stars of Gospel at Colonus, a reworking of Sophocles' tragedy Oedipus at Colonus. (Telegraph)
Sixteen authors are suing an Indiana-based self-publishing company for not delivering the promised books after receiving monies from customers. (Indianapolis Star)
After a second round of layoffs last week, Borders "is now refusing to discuss how many employees work" at its Michigan facility, according to AnnArbor.com.
The reality TV star "Octomom" Nadya Suleman has, according to the New York Daily News, "just completed an autobiography, but no one wants to publish it."