Hello and happy first official Friday of fall! I know, I know, I claimed it was fall a few weeks ago while I was enjoying the cool weather and was sipping on a pumpkin spice latte, but now it’s official and I will be celebrating by treating myself to a pumpkin spice latte (although this one will be iced because it is warm here in Toronto this week).
We had a great Facebook Live event here at KWL this week with Ines Johnson. If you missed the live event, you can check out our interview here:
As fall starts to kick into high gear, Lit Hub has done the math and created a list of the most anticipated books of the season.
Macmillan has raised their entry-level baseline salary making it one of the largest among the Big Five.
The Artist Relief Organization has extended their Covid-19 grants to the end of the year.
The investigation regarding John Bolton’s tell-all continues.
Rome has launched a new literary festival.
$3.2 million of stolen rare books were recovered from underneath a house in Romania.
As a certain author continues to double down on anti-trans views, gender theorist Judith Butler has responded.
The National Book Foundation has announced their 5 Under 35 list for 2020.
The CBC Nonfiction Prize has announced their shortlist.
The 2020 Cundill History Prize for best work of historical nonfiction has announced their shortlist.
The cover for the next book in the You series has been revealed.
Taylor Jenkins Reid has announced her next novel, Malibu Rising.
Have you ever wondered how the New York Times bestseller list comes together? The bestseller staff explains the process of creating one of the most renown lists in publishing.
If you need a quick laugh, please enjoy these comics of classic moments from literature reimagined as zoom meetings… something that feels incredibly 2020.
Finally, the world lost a legend this week when Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away, and this essay beautifully discusses finding purpose in the pain and fear that followed her passing.
Have a great weekend!
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