The First Chilean Mining Rescue Book, the Art of Literary Revenge, 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:

The first book about the Chilean mining rescue was sold on Monday in the United Kingdom, before the rescue actually began. (Guardian)

Simon Armitage has won the Keats-Shelley Prize for his poem "The Present." (Bookseller)

According to the Telegraph, Tony Blair's recent memoir is among those nominated for the Literary Review's Bad Sex Award.

On the occasion of an author naming "a goat in her latest novel after a critic who wrote a biting review," the Independent explores the art of literary revenge.

Yesterday the PEN American Center announced that the actor Harrison Ford and the naturalist and author Edward O. Wilson have partnered with PEN to create the PEN/E. O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing.

Vintage Classics announced plans to publish a "one-off series of classic science fiction titles with illustrated 3D covers, each of which will be sold with an accompanying pair of 3D
glasses." (Beatties Book Blog)

Inside Higher Ed takes a look at the reasons behind the decline in enrollment in humanities programs at universities across the country.

Can books be compared with works of art? (Guardian)

Amazon's new iPhone app allows you to browse the shelves in your favorite indie bookstore, scan a book's bar code, and instantly purchase the book from Amazon instead of from that indie bookstore. (CNET)

Virginia Quarterly Review editor Ted Genoways finally breaks his silence following the suicide of managing editor Kevin Morrissey. (C-Ville)