Trial Date Set for Antitrust Suit, Rereading Joseph Mitchell, 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:

Judge Denise Cote set a trial date of June 3, 2013, for the Justice Department's e-book antitrust suit. (Businessweek)

Out there, it’s Arcadian. It’s prelapsarian. It’s like living in the ’50s.” The New Tork Times visits with London transplant Martin Amis at his brownstone in Brooklyn, New York.

And in light of Martin Amis's new home, the Economist's book blog, Prospero, takes a closer look at literary Brooklyn, New York.

The Los Angeles Times explores how Nancy Pearl, Book Lust author, librarian, and popular NPR commentator, has lost some fans at bookstores since signing on with Amazon to create the Book Lust Rediscoveries imprint. 

The Guardian's Rereading series revisits the work of famed New Yorker writer Joseph Mitchell, who was born and raised on a North Carolina farm, moved to New York City at age twenty-one, and went to work for the New Yorker in 1938. Mitchell is "celebrated for his meticulous…profiles of Manhattan outcasts and eccentrics."

Volume 1 Brooklyn's Tobias Carroll visits the Vienna museum KUNSTHALLE wien’s exhibit Cut-ups, Cut-ins, Cut-outs: The Art of William S. Burroughs.

Novelist and editor Thomas Beller speaks with Anne-Marie Slaughter, who authored the recent, much-discussed Atlantic cover story, “Why Women Can’t Have it All.” (Babble)

Flavorwire rounded up a "collection of brilliant and inspiring letters from famous authors to their young fans," including those by Roald Dahl, Harold Pinter, and Harper Lee.