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:
Ian Buruma looks at Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu’s harrowing new memoir, For a Song and a Hundred Songs, which focuses on Yiwu's years of imprisonment. Yiwu was jailed after reciting a poem  in honor of pro-democracy protesters. (New Yorker)
Despite a drop in sales, Digital Book World says not to count out Barnes & Noble .
Romance fiction blog Dear Author details how to catch a plagiarist .
The Los Angeles Times showcases the most attractive book covers of 2012 , as selected by the magazine Design Observer.
John Grisham’s legal thriller Time to Kill, which was made into a film in 1996, is coming to the Broadway stage . (New York Times)
Wired considers the growth of e-publishing, and suggests that the future success of major publishers is in genre fiction .
Book Riot visits the oldest bookstore in the world .
For the Rumpus, Gertrude Stein illuminates the nuances of craft beer  (not really).