Posted on April 17, 2024 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Catch up quick with the bookish news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!

  • Author Sophie Kinsella, best known for the Shopaholic book series, says she's been undergoing treatment for glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer (The New York Times).

  • Authors Lauren Groff and James McBride made a list of 2024's 100 most influential people for 2024 (TIME).

  • Author Salman Rushdie dreamed, two nights before he was attacked in August 2022, that he had been stabbed onstage (NPR).

  • Writer Ocean Vuong will publish a new novel, titled The Emperor of Gladness, in June 2025 (Literary Hub).

  • A survey by Britain's Society of Authors has found that more than a third of translators lost work to generative AI (The Guardian).

  • A Scottish literary festival that was canceled by a grant denial has received a donation big enough to put on a smaller version of the original event (The Guardian).

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