Poet Elizabeth Alexander has been selected to read an original poem at the inauguration of president elect Barack Obama, making her only the fourth inaugural poet in U.S. history.
The Crook County School District in central Oregon recently removed Sherman Alexie's children's book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, from classrooms after a parent complained to the school board that it was inappropriate for anyone, of any age.
The U.K. literary arts and culture magazine Granta announced on Tuesday that it has selected prominent book reviewer John Freeman to be its American editor.
A New Hampshire college and its former director are locked in lawsuits related to the creation of a new master's program at Drew University in New Jersey.
Macmillan U.S. today announced that it will curtail salary increases, effective January 1, 2009, for staff earning fifty thousand dollars or more. HarperCollins and Penguin Group (USA) announced similar measures last week.
Random House Publishing Group announced yesterday its partnership with Lexcycle, Inc., owners of the Stanza eBook reader for iPhone and iPod Touch, to make full-length eBook titles available to Stanza users at no cost.