Oh to be in England, now that Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin collaborations are being discussed - thank goodness Lynne is there anyway. This is a ripper post.
Congratulations are due to Alice Pung, who has been chosen to take up a three-month international writer residency at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
From Arts Hub comes this expression of support from the US Authors Guild for the retention of territorial copyright in Australia. Director Paul Aiken said on July 13 that “It’s hard to believe a country would choose to devalue its publishers' backlists in this way, forcing publishers to compete against cheap imports for the very titles they had chosen to invest in.”
Jhumpa Lahiri has a story in Narrative Mag for you all.
You do, of course, need to know who is part of the team covering the Australian Ballet's new production in progress, Concord, selected as they were from the great unwashed army of citizen cultural journos - so here they are.
I starred this news in Google Reader last week - what a novel idea, to serialise a work on 42 different sites.
(Between posts here, you can always check out what I've marked in my feeds from the box on the lower right.)
Via The Book Bench at the New Yorker, there is news of Random House planning to publish fourteen previously unpublished short stories of Kurt Vonnegut's as 'single story e-books', to be released in advance of a new collection of his short fiction.