Revered Irish poet Seamus Heaney passes in Dublin; Flavorwire honors vintage book covers; Second Skin co-founder discusses independent vs. self-publishing; and other news.
Veteran video-game developer Kent Hudson has created a new game called The Novelist; Michelle Dean created a pop-culture feminist syllabus of fifty books, films, music, and artists to consider; Terry Gross recently spoke with memoirist Piper Kerman about Orange is the New Black; and other news.
The VIDA count for 2012 has been published, which spotlights gender disparity among publications; Paul Ford considers Amazon's foggy corporate culture; LynDee Walker shares unconventional tips on dealing with rejection; and other news.
In Qatar, poet Muhammad ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami has been sentenced to life in prison after writing lines inspired by the Arab Spring; GalleyCat offers its last piece of advice for National Novel Writing Month; Nick Hornby will adapt the film version of Cheryl Strayed's Wild for Reese Witherspoon; and other news.
With Obama's victory last night, the Los Angeles Times reports another winner was author Nate Silver, who correctly predicted the election outcome; literary agent Janet Reid posted a wishlist; Book Riot lists a handful of literary conversations they never want to have (again); and other news.
Twitter is playing host to a Twitter Fiction Festival next month—submissions are open to anyone; Louis Vuitton has opened a literary salon in Paris; photographs have surfaced of James Franco’s screen adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying; and other news.
During her third month on the job, Jacobs spoke about her new position as executive director of the oldest independent publisher of women's writing in the world.