The New York Times reports on using video games to create new readers.

Literary prize round-up: Larry Doyle wins Thurber prize for I Love You Beth Cooper. Amy Hempel wins $30,000 Rea Award for the Short Story. Canada's prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize announced its short list for best short story or novel.

A bookseller "call to arms" at the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association fall trade show.

Novelist Charles Wright dead at 76.

Robert Hass urgers writers to defend wildlife.

Dzanc Books to hold all day write-a-thon.