Leonard Riggio Wants to Buy Barnes & Noble, Wang Ping Files Discrimination Suit, 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:

Leonard Riggio, the founder and chairman of Barnes & Noble disclosed he wants to purchase Barnes & Noble's retail stores and website. (Huffington Post)

Poet Wang Ping has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Macalester, the Minnesota college where she has taught creative writing since 1999. (Minneapolis City Pages)

Searching archives, family papers, and even a New York City home renovation, scholar Thomas Pinney discovered fifty unpublished poems by Rudyard Kipling. (Guardian)

This Friday, top German publishing leaders will make a major e-book announcement. (Publishing Perspectives)

Ellen Meister recently spoke with NPR about her new novel, Farewell, Dorothy Parker, in which Dorothy Parker's ghost emerges from an Algonquin Hotel guestbook.

On her blog, author Dani Shapiro discusses the uncomfortable feeling that arrives between writing projects.

Flavorwire rounded up ten of the most divisive authors in recent memory.

Tomorrow, in celebration of Black History Month, Google is hosting a hangout with Toni Morrison.

Maria Popova showcases a syllabus from a 1994 literary analysis class taught by David Foster Wallace. (Explore)