Our round-up of articles of interest and key news affecting authors. In this week’s edition: MacArthur fellows announced, bookstores offer refuge from wildfires, and more...

“Diversity in Publishing” Doesn’t Exist—But Here’s How It Can
LitHub
Chris Jackson, vice president, publisher, and editor in chief of the OneWorld imprint at Penguin Random House, discusses how to turn diversity into reality.

Strong Copyright Protections in NAFTA Renegotiations Are Needed to Protect Rights of Creatives
The Hill
“Copyright is among our country’s most important economic drivers, and creative industries have proven far more dependable job creators than the tech industries.”

Bookstores Offer Refuge from Wine Country Wildfires
San Francisco Chronicle
“Bookstores have stepped in to help those affected by the deadly Wine Country wildfires that have destroyed more than 1,500 structures, forced thousands from their homes and left many others without power.”

The 2017 MacArthur Fellows Have Been Announced
MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation has announced the 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship. Among the recipients are writers Jesmyn Ward and Viet Thanh Nguyen. The fellowship comes with a no-strings-attached $625,000 award, paid out over the course of 5 years.

Print Ain’t Dead!
99u
“Madeleine Morley examines the print versus digital content battle over the last decade and discovers that digital and print actually compliment each other in a co-dependent relationship.”