Posted on 02/25/2022 at 10:04 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In a perfect world, we would only share cheerful news on our newswire.

But, unfortunately, there are important developments around the world that deserve our attention.

At the forefront of many people's minds right now is the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Andrey Kurkov, one of the most celebrated Ukrainian authors, is certainly one of those people. 

He has already written a few novels about Russian-Ukrainian fighting — and currently lives in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

Kurkov spoke with the New York Times, by phone, about what he's seeing firsthand and how his literature reflects years of tension.

Violence and literature also intersected in Rhode Island this week.

The Red Ink Community Library in Providence was holding an event to celebrate the anniversary of The Communist Manifesto's publication, reports WPRI, when a group of Neo-Nazis interrupted their gathering.

Library director David Raileanu said the Neo-Nazis shouted slurs and obscenities at the event attendees.

And finally, your reaction to this news may vary, but the event at its center is certainly not one to celebrate.

There are plans to release a book version of the House Select Committee’s planned report on the Jan. 6, 2021, siege on the US Capitol.

The New Yorker and Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, are partnering on the paperback and ebook project.

A release date is, of course, dependent on when the report is released; the Associated Press says it's told that committee members hope for a report this fall.

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