Happy Friday, writers! I hope everyone has had an excellent week. We here at KWL are doing our best to keep up with NaNoWriMo. How is everyone feeling with ten days left in November?
Along with NaNo, we’ve had some exciting things happening here at KWL. We launched our annual cover contest for the best indie cover of 2021! You can learn more about the contest and submit your cover here; submissions close Sunday, November 21st at 11:59pm!
We also announced our next live event with Kathleen Sweeney from BookBrush. You can find all of the details here and tune in at 12pm EST on November 30th for the Q&A.
Now let’s jump into the publishing news for this week!
Lawmakers have expanded their ongoing inquiry into the library eBook market.
The Library of Congress will no longer use the term “aliens” or “illegal aliens” in their cataloguing.
Librarians around America are bracing for a battle against book banning.
Nobel winning author Orhan Pamuk is under investigation for “insulting Turkishness”.
The winners of the 2021 National Book Awards have been announced.
Tainna: The Unseen Ones has won the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award.
The longlist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize has been announced.
Anne of Green Gables is officially Canada’s most translated book.
As a fan of Patricia Highsmith’s work, I am very excited about this never-before-published draft of The Price of Salt.
A fragment of a poem from the 12th Century was found in another book’s binding.
The original cast of the Harry Potter films will reunite in an HBO special.
And last but not least, as someone who scares embarrassingly easy and thus avoided spooky books as a kid, I have to wonder if this article in support of horror books for children has a point.