Round-Up: AN UNTAMED STATE Film Adaptation, Robots, and AWP16

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From a film adaptation of Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State to robots writing fiction, here’s a look at this week’s literary news:

  • Author, essayist, and editor Roxane Gay can now add another title to her list of credentials: screenwriter. It was announced last week that Gay’s novel An Untamed State will be made into a movie. Gay will co-write the script with director Gina Prince-Bythewood.
  • Robots writing novels? It’s happening in Japan. A novel that was co-authored by an artificial intelligence program and humans made it past the first round of the Nikkei Hoshi Shinichi Literary Award. The AI program authored about twenty percent of the text. The book did not end up winning the final prize.
  • Thousands of writers will descend upon Los Angeles this week for the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. This three day event will host some great speakers and panels, as well as a book fair. Plus, we’ll be there! Stop by and see us at booth 600. We’ll have discounted issues, poster giveaways and more! Follow us on Twitter to find out everything we’ll have to offer.