Happy Sunday dear hearts! It’s time for another round of bookish news and author birthdays.
2022 Hugo award’s winner for best novel is A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine
Hilary Mantel, celebrated author of Wolf Hall, dies aged 70
Romance author Nora Roberts helps save Michigan library defunded over LGBTQ books
Chances Are, Your Favorite Book Is On This List Of Books That Have Been Banned For Absolutely Absurd Reasons
How independent bookstores help in the fight against book banning and why it matters
100 Years of Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha
And in anticipation of our October Spooktacular, check out
Goodread’s picks for Space Horror, and psychological thrillers.
75 Facts about Stephen King who just turned 75 last week.
Author Birthdays this week:
9/24: Horace Wadpole, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and John Brunner.
9/25: William Faulkner, Bell Hooks, and Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
9/26: Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, T.S. Eliot, and Jane Smiley.
9/27: Grazia Deledda, Louis Auchincloss, Josef Skvorecky, and Mark Vinz.
9/28: Kate Douglas Wiggin, Francis Turner Palgrave, James Edwin Campbell, and Elmer Rice.
9/29: Miguel de Cervantes, William Beckford, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
9/30: Michael Innes, Truman Capote, and Shamsur Rahman Faruqi.
And our A to Z and Back Again Letter and Word of the week are N and nouveau
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