Sandra Beasley's Plagiarist, F. Scott Fitzgerald's Ledger, 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:

For WUNC's the Story, Nick Flynn was asked about his early life in Boston, and shares a poem composed the day of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Author Laura van den Berg discusses her wedding, held at a restaurant in Boston's Harvard Square in the wake of the marathon bombing. (Vogue)

Film director Steven Soderbergh is penning a crime novella on Twitter. (Hollywood Reporter)

A handwritten ledger kept by F. Scott Fitzgerald has been made available online by the University of South Carolina. (Library Journal)

Sandra Beasley details the experience of being targeted by a plagiarist. (New York Times)

The Los Angeles Times speaks with Maggie Shipstead about Seating Arrangementsher prize-winning first novel.

Kathy Crowley offers helpful tips for managing time shifts in fiction. (Beyond the Margins)

Publishers Weekly looks at the transformation of Tin House.