Thursday, August 03, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Publishers, Authors Win KinderGuides Copyright Case
A federal judge in New York has found that upstart Moppet Books had infringed copyright by creating unauthorized children's "learning guides" to a host of classic novels.
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Philip and Erin Stead Complete Newly Discovered Mark Twain Fairytale
In his diary, Mark Twain described a typical evening in which his daughters requested he tell them a story. More than 100 years later, Caldecott-winning couple Philip and Erin Stead have stepped in to bring the newly discovered, unfinished fairy tale to life.
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Judith Jones Dies at 93: The editor who brought us both 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and the cookbooks of Julia Child died on August 2 at her summer home in Walden, Vt.

Small Press, Big Festival: Writ Large Press hosts its second 90x90, a three-month literary festival in Los Angeles featuring a free arts and literature event every day.

William Gibson On Our Dystopian Fixation: The author of 'Neuromancer' and other seminal works of modern dystopian literature turns his eyes to a contemporary craze.

Patti Smith Remembers Sam Shepard: The singer, songwriter, and author recalls her friendship with the playwright, actor, and author, who died earlier this week.

How Parents Can Raise Writers: A professor and researcher distills his knowledge on how young people learn to write and how their parents can help them.

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