- Scholars have uncovered a poem Tennessee Williams may have scribbled on a test booklet while taking a college exam.
- Mona Simpson (Anywhere But Here) praises acclaimed short story writer Alice Munro for Time‘s 100 most influential people list.
- A judge in Idaho set aside the death sentence for a man convicted of killing Chuck Palahniuk’s father. (Thanks to Andy for the news.)
- Due to the “living author” requirement, it looks like Saul Bellow will be disqualified from consideration for this year’s Man Booker International Prize.