Tom Hanks to Star in Dave Eggers Adaptation, Unpublished James Joyce, and More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:

RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, intends to open another bookshop in Kittery, Maine. (Shelf Awareness)

A film adaptation of Dave Eggers’s novel Hologram For the King is in the works, with Tom Hanks slated to star. (Chicago Tribune)

In other Hollywood news, actor John Lithgow has optioned Elinor Lipman’s The Family Man. (Boston Globe)

Famed author Neil Gaiman offered a tip for writers recently—a way to think creatively is to “get really bored.” (GalleyCat)

Meanwhile, a study at the University of Toronto indicates reading literary fiction encourages an open mind and imaginative thinking. (Salon)

If you did not get enough Bloomsday this past weekend, an unpublished James Joyce collection is due out in the near future. (Guardian)

And for Father's Day, author Randy Susan Meyers remembers her tragic and handsome dad.