Lawrence Ferlinghetti to Publish Travel Journals, Anne Frank Book Vandal Arrested, and More


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:

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti will have his travel journals published by W. W. Norton. (New York Times

Historians wonder about the later life, and death, of memoirist Solomon Northup, author of 12 Years a Slave. (ABC News)

In response to an announcement that author Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch has been optioned for film or television, the Millions discusses casting possibilities for the adaptation.

Meanwhile, Flavorwire’s Elisabeth Donnelly compares Domenica Ruta’s new memoir, With or Without You, to the television show “Gilmore Girls.”

Tokyo police have arrested a man in connection with the vandalism of twenty-three Anne Frank books in the city’s public library. (GalleyCat)

Maya Jasanoff considers the history of the shipping industry for the New York Review of Books. 

Melville House looks at the impact that Nobel Prize winner Mo Yan has had on Chinese book publishing.

Electric Literature talks to artist Ben Sisto about working in the medium of old books.