Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Reported Trump Spending Cuts Would Kill NEH, NEA
In an effort to shrink federal bureaucracy by cutting spending, President-elect Donald Trump and his administration reportedly intend to eliminate the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts. more »

PRH, S&S Sue Moppet Books’ KinderGuides for Infringement
Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster have joined with the estates of four prominent authors to file a lawsuit against Moppet Books, charging that their publication of KinderGuides is copyright infringement. Moppet maintains their works of such classics as 'The Old Man and the Sea' are study guides. more »

Trump's Biographers Speak Up: On the eve of the inauguration, Trump’s biographers ponder his refusal to bend his ego to his new office.

The 2017 Edgar Award Finalists: On the 208th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, the Mystery Writers of America announced this year's Edgar finalists.

A Rediscovered Mark Twain Fairy Tale: More than a century after Twain dreamed it up, “Oleomargarine” has taken on a strange new afterlife.

More Trouble for Tate Publishing: Lightning Source sued Tate Publishing for $1.8 million this week, according to court documents.

Writers Respond: On the eve of the inauguration, PEN Center USA asked writers and journalists to share short essays of strength, hope, reflection, and resistance.

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