Winner of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction

The winner of the 2021 Women’s Fiction Prize was announced this evening in the UK. The recipient of the award receives a “Bessie”, limited bronze figurine, and a £30,000 cash prize. And the winner is…

Jojo Moyes Announces A New Book

Jojo Moyes, one of my favorite authors of all time, has recently announced that she will release a new book this fall!

Olga Tokarczuk is First Polish Winner of Man Booker International Prize

Olga Tokarczuk has become the first Polish writer to win the Man Booker International Prize.

Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the six books that have been shortlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in EnglishContinue reading “Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize”

Trailer for Movie About Mary Shelley Released

A movie trailer about the literary author, Mary Shelley, author of the novel Frankenstein, has just been released. The movie stars Elle Fanning as Mary Shelley and Douglas Booth as Percy Bysshe Shelley.

A Book Festival Finally Coming to the Bronx

The Bronx may have lost its only bookstore, but that doesn’t mean the Bronx stopped reading. A Bronx native has made it possible for the Bronx to have its first ever book festival. Sareciea Fennell started a Kickstarter campaign  to bring a book festival to the area. This is a great thing since the Bronx became theContinue reading “A Book Festival Finally Coming to the Bronx”

Barnes & Noble Releases A New Book Recommendation App

Barnes and Noble  recently launched a new app, Browsery™, a new app that helps you find book recommendations. The new app, which can be found in the Apple® and Google Play® stores, is a community driven application that gives readers a chance to ask for and give book recommendations.

Trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gridenwald Released

The first full length trailer for the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released.

Man Booker International Prize Longlist

Previous winners Han and László Krasznahorkai nominated for £50,000 award for translated fiction, on a longlist that spans Iraq to TaiwanFormer winners of the Man Booker International prize Han Kang and László Krasznahorkai will go head to head on this year’s longlist, competing with the cream of authors from around the world for the £50,000… viaContinue reading “Man Booker International Prize Longlist”

Libraries in London Evaluate Impact After Collapse of Carillion

Croydon council has reacted to the service provider’s liquidation by taking the service in-house again, while Ealing and Harrow are laying contingency plansThe fallout from the collapse of Carillion has hit the UK’s already beleaguered library sector, with several London authorities making moves to part ways with the bankrupt outsourcing firm – including Croydon council,… viaContinue reading “Libraries in London Evaluate Impact After Collapse of Carillion”