The Rocky Mountain Land Library, Bukowski Set to Music, 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:

Ten of the thirteen authors long-listed for this year's Man Booker Prize are featured at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which continues through August 30 in Scotland. (New York Times)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair announced plans to donate all royalties from his forthcoming memoir to an organization helping injured troops. (Guardian)

A German singer set the poetry of Charles Bukowski to music and will perform her arrangements this weekend at Joe's Pub in New York City. (Capital)

On the occasion of Jonathan Franzen's stint on the cover of Time, the Millions takes a look back at the magazine's "long history as literary arbiter and evangelist."

Sony could be launching two new e-reader models soon, according to Gadget Venue

Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in the running for the role of Lisbeth Salander in the forthcoming adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. (New York Daily News)

The University of Texas Co-op—the most profitable independent college bookstore in the United States, according to Publishing Perspectives—has purchased an Espresso Book Machine and launched an independent press. 

Check out these photos of the under-construction Rocky Mountain Land Library, which will be housed in a 150-year-old ranch in Colorado. (Jacket Copy