Keith is sick this week so there will be no recorded podcast available. Please enjoy this news list nonetheless.
Here is the news for the week:
- Goodnight and good Nook: farewell to a beloved e-reader
- The 2016 finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award
- The loneliness of the working-class writer
- Book club helps immigrant mothers find joy in reading and support their kids' education
- Is the ‘Dark Tower’ Movie a Bad Idea? Why Sony’s Adaptation Is Worrying Diehard Fans
- American Psycho 25 years later: Looking back on its unbelievable publishing story
- Short story collection smuggled out of North Korea to be published in English
- The Society of Authors seeks new law to protect authors
- NEH Puts Out Call For Projects That “Document Or Digitally Re-Create Imperiled Or Destroyed Cultural Materials”
- Most literate nation in the world? Not the U.S., new ranking says.
- Artist Transforms Old Books Into Miniature Landscapes
- PRH and Hachette lead BBIA nods
- Amazon goes full Orwell
- Australia: “Trove Online Database’s Future in Doubt Due to National Library Funding Cuts”
- Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice in Wonderland’s Influence on Video Games
- Topography of a novel: Julia Pierpont on how she wrote Among the Ten Thousand Things
- Mass Market Edition of To Kill a Mockingbird will no longer be published
- What Mainstream Media Can Learn From the Mail Online. Seriously!
- What is the point of critics?
- Poet Monica McClure Boldly Confronts The Problem With How We Discuss Abortion
- Orion unveils new imprint Trapeze
- The Best Picture Books Published in 2015
- Bookslut says goodbye
- Writivism launches 2 new non-fiction awards for African writers resident in Ghana
- Barnes & Noble’s New CDO: ‘We Must Win the Mobile Experience’
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