Friday, August 7, 2015

Book News You Can Use 8/7/15

Relax in Paradise Carol Brown Janeaway and Alan Cheuse.

Congrats to the nominees of the African-American Literary Awards Show!

Publishers Weekly has suggestions on what you should read this fall.

NPR was able to compile 100 great romance novels based on listeners' and readers' recommendations.

A bookstore is giving refunds for those who didn't like Go Set A Watchman.

A female author got a rude awaking when she tried to publish a book in her name and a male nom de plume.  Guess who got the most inquiries?

Judy Blume came to the rescue of a man who accidentally gave away his wife's copy of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret."

Steve Hamilton left his publisher a few weeks before his new book came out, based on (what he felt was) lack of publicity for the new book.  Luckily he was able to find a new publisher.

N.K. Jemisim was able to get a review for her new book in the New York Times!

Walter Mosley writes about how Louisiana has influenced his writing.

Someone vandalized the tombstone of Alex Haley's grandmother, Queen.

Holly Black is writing and releasing a Young Adult trilogy.

A popular South African book is coming to the big screen. Hopefully it will make it to the United States!

Uncle Luke has a book. Yes, that Uncle Luke.

Want some literary-inspired art?  Here you go!

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