Here is the top literary news of the week:
- Pineapple story scoops Bath Spa Uni's 25-word novel competition
- HBO Closes Deal For Nnedi Okorafor’s ‘Who Fears Death’; Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Will Write Pilot
- University of Illinois (UIUC): iSchool Faculty Release White Paper on Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
- A BEDTIME STORY WITH IDRIS ELBA: CRITICAL LINKING, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
- Electric Literature's Bodega Project is the literary counterpoint to the tech start-up
- Emmy Awards: Complete Winners List
- Muriel Spark's novels to be republished on centenary
- Moving Beyond E-books... and Into the Virtual
- Brazil Adopts Open Licensing in National Textbook Program, Requirement Will Begin in 2019
- LITERARY TOURISM: CLEVELAND, OHIO
- Reference: Middle Tennessee St. University Launches Searchable Encyclopedia About First Amendment (Free Access)
- Why book clubs are the new business must-have
- Judi Dench in Talks to Join Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Artemis Fowl’ Movie Adaptation
- ‘We are not going to give up’: German publishers continue war with ad blockers
- AMERICAN XENOPHOBIA: EACH GENERATION MUST WRITE THE WRONGS OF HISTORY
- A newly invented word describes the feeling of traveling to a place for the first time
- Turkish novelist Ahmet Altan, held incommunicado on charges of “giving subliminal messages in favor of a coup on television,” manages to publish an essay on the eve of his trial
- Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub
- Stroud's Lockwood & Co. to become TV series
- Carol Off among finalists for $60K Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
- WHY SO SERIOUS, NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS NONFICTION?
- HILLARY CLINTON’S WHAT HAPPENED SELLS MORE THAN 300,000 COPIES IN FIRST WEEK
- The Ludlow Ladies' Society withdraws from the 2017 Not the Booker prize
- And Other Stories launches £5k Northern Book Prize
- Texas: BiblioTech (First All-Digital Public Library in U.S.) “Continues to Grow Digital Reach in Fourth Year Of Operation”
- HOW MUCH ACTUAL HISTORY DO YOU NEED FOR A HISTORICAL NOVEL?
- MEET THE FONT DETECTIVES WHO FERRET OUT FAKERY
- Annie Proulx wins high honour for writing on 'the beauty of rural America'
- TOM HANKS TO STAR IN A MAN CALLED OVE
- Kingsford and Shukla crowd-fund BAME journal and literary agency
- Blog Post: “Recovering and Rebuilding after a Hurricane — What Librarians Learned from Hurricane Katrina”
- University of Arkansas Libraries Break Ground on High-Density Storage Facility
- Iran’s president Rouhani trolled Trump with poetry
- In Foxboro, library exhibit on censorship is censored
- AA Milne, Christopher Robin and the curse of Winnie-the-Pooh
- The writer Alberto Manguel receives the Prize Formentor de las Letras 2017
- Reimagining the university for the 21st century
- Ministry’s one-textbook policy kicks up a storm
- Simple public libraries
- 'Fifty Shades of Grey' and Porn Are Inspiring Sexual Violence in Iran. Women Are Saying Enough
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