Here is the top literary news of the week:
- Benedict Cumberbatch Is Related to Sherlock Holmes Creator
- Beevor knighted in New Year's Honours
- WORD OF THE YEAR: SURREAL
- Odes to hope (and techno): poems to get you going again
- The Best Jokes of 2016
- Comics Folk React To… 2017
- Mom-and-pop bookstores see surprising retail plot twist
- To Save Books, Librarians Create Fake ‘Reader’ to Check Out Titles
- Submit to the 2017 CBC Nonfiction Prize now
- 'He Was the Nationalist Candidate'
- NYPL’s Most Recommended Books of 2016
- Kobo acquires Tolino e-reading platform
- Booker-prize winning author John Berger dies aged 90
- Michigan Radio Airs Segment About Library Makerspaces and the “Making in Michigan Libraries” Program
- This Catastrophic Polar Journey Resulted in One of the Best Adventure Books Ever Written
- How To Make Non-Intimidating Reading Resolutions For 2017
- 7 DEBUT NOVELISTS ON THEIR 2017 RESOLUTIONS
- AllRomance.com's sudden closure hits authors hard
- HarperCollins takes full ownership of Brazil joint venture
- Irish Inuktitut teacher crossing borders with language lessons
- Back To OverDrive: “Tulsa Library to Resume Service Allowing Kindle Users eBooks Access”
- I FAILED AT THE GOODREADS CHALLENGE AGAIN, AND I FEEL FINE
- Why Cats Are Responsible For All Of English Literature (Really!)
- Why Frankenstein Is Still Relevant, Almost 200 Years After It Was Published
- 5 Very Weird Marginalia Themes in Medieval Manuscripts
- Medium gives up on ad sales, calling the system 'broken'
- Bookshop owner 'charges' 50p entry fee
- Anne Frank May Not Have Been Betrayed
- AGAINST MILO YIANNOPOULOS, AGAINST A BOYCOTT
- WHO IS IT FOR?: TA-NEHISI COATES ON HIS AUDIENCE
- E-books hot in 3 major cities
- Report: “New York Public Library and European Digital Reading Lab Team Up For a Better E-Reading Experience”
- Longlist Announced For Inaugural Prize For Book Of The Year By A Writer Of Colour
- Obituary: Marilyn Sachs
- Chinese university students queue for hours for library study space
- The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto Getting an Upgrade
- With Mysteries, Knut Hamsun rewrote the novel's rules
- THE MANY BAD MOMS OF CHARLES DICKENS
- WBD launches children's illustration competition
- Africa: $23.1 Million Kenya National Library Complex Set for Completion in 2017
- Internet Makes Jewish Conversion More Accessible for Some, Non-kosher for Others
- From Roxane Gay to John Berger: literary highlights for Australia in January
- ‘If anything engages me, it is a sense of wonder’
- Paper proves irresistible
- 9 Canadian writers share their writing resolutions for 2017
- Indies report strong Christmas sales despite economic uncertainty
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