Five Topics for BookExpo America, Rare Book of Mormon Stolen, 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:

Federal judge Denny Chin certified the class-action status of authors suing Google over its scanning of twenty-million books. (Businessweek)

Laura Hazard Owen lists the five topics industry-insiders will be discussing next week at BookExpo America. (paidContent)

The Guardian has created an interactive map of the United Kingdom's and Ireland's celebrated literary locations.

Summer's here, and Flavorwire rounded up ten new must-read books for June.

Author and University of Delaware English professor Ben Yagoda offers the last word on comma usage (unless readers keep adding comments). (Lingua Franca)

This week marked the hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Cheever, and the New Yorker revisits the life and work of the master stylist.

A rare, first edition of the Book of Mormon was stolen from an Arizona bookstore over Memorial Day weekend. The uninsured book's estimated value is one hundred thousand dollars. (Los Angeles Times)

The Onion reports "the nation's poets may make a statement on wisdom's supple strength of skin as early as late July."