Hello writers! We hope you’ve had a wonderful week and are continuing to stay healthy and safe. We have a short and sweet roundup for you this week, so let’s get right to it!
First, come exciting news on the Kobo front. The shortlist for the Kobo Emerging Writers Prize has been announced! If you’re looking to add a book or two to your TBR pile, this shortlist is an excellent place to start.
The London Book Fair is pivoting to online and has outlined their virtual events.
As controversary surrounding book deals for members of the Trump administration continues, this article takes an interesting look at the current state of publishing and what the industry stands for.
The finalists have been announced for the Governor General’s Literary Awards.
Penguin Random House is rereleasing three of Stacey Abram’s romance novels.
Meghan Markle is releasing a children’s book next month.
Billie Eilish is releasing a book of family photos before the release of her next album.
This piece on the evolution of creative writing AI is fascinating (don’t worry, writers aren’t being replaced by robots).
And last but not least, a one for the punctuation nerds: A fun look at what punctuation famous writers have loved (and hated).
Have a great weekend!
Rachel, Author Engagement Coordinator
Instead of offering up one staff pick this week, I’m giving you ten! Check out my list of books that take place in space in honour of Space Day!