Philip Larkin Tribute, Literary Paint Chips, 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:

Fast Company reports Amazon's quarterly revenues were up 34 percent, but net income is 35 percent less than this time last year.

From Amazon's home base in the Pacific Northwest, author Timothy Egan peers at the future of publishing. (New York Times)

In a court case stemming from a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct during an Occupy Wall Street protest, New York Criminal Court Judge Matthew Sciarrino ruled that personal privacy laws do not protect an individual's Twitter account. (Salon)

With the sequel to Hilary Mantel's best-selling Wolf Hall coming out early next month, the Wall Street Journal examines the popularity of book series.

In case you missed the Philip Larkin tribute at Cooper Union's Great Hall in New York City this week, the New Yorker has the blow by blow (and audio of the readings, including Zadie Smith).

Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay will appear alongside Colin Farrell in an Akiva Goldsman-directed adaptation of Mark Helprin's 1983 novel Winter's Tale. (Press Association)

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded a forty thousand dollar grant to the University of Southern California to produce a video game based on the writing of Henry David Thoreau. (GalleyCat)

With colors such as Golightly, Random Dandelion, and Gosling, the Paris Review Daily features a clickable gallery of literary paint chips.