MacAdam Cage Authors Recoup Rights, David Foster Wallace Estate Decries Forthcoming Biopic, 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:

After months of uncertainty, authors published by the recently defunct independent press MacAdam Cage have recovered the print rights to their books. The San Francisco press filed for bankruptcy this past January. (Publishers Weekly)

The estate of David Foster Wallace has publicly criticized The End of the Tour, the forthcoming film based on the author’s posthumously published transcripts, which were recorded by author and journalist David Lipsky during a 1996 book tour. (Los Angeles Times)

Salman Rushdie remembers Gabriel García Márquez. (New York Times)

As literary journal ZYZZYVA celebrates its one hundredth issue, the Millions interviews editor Laura Cogan concerning the magazine’s past and future.

Bucking the current trend of bookstores exiting Manhattan, Posman books will open a fourth store in the New York City borough, with plans to open five more over the next five years. (Shelf Awareness)

In case you missed it, the Guardian highlights yesterday’s Google doodle celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë.

Author Ann Bauer examines how writers can avoid the perils of using public tragedies as plot points in fiction. (Beyond the Margins)

Melville House assesses the relationships of Christian book imprints to their larger publishers.

Frances Justine Post discusses her poem “Self-Portrait in the Body of a Whale.” (Poetry Society of America)