Posted on March 20, 2023 at 9:58 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

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

  • The Broadway production of Room, based on the novel of the same name by Emma Donoghue, has been postponed indefinitely because of financial issues (The New York Times).

  • A letter from Jane Austen to her sister — dating to around 1798, making it one of the longest-surviving letters from the author — will go on display at her house this week (The Guardian).

  • Author Ling Ma has won The Story Prize for her collection Bliss Montage, which is her second published work (The Story Prize).

  • The new Vermont State University, being formed by the merger of three existing state schools, plans to offer ebooks only versus a traditional library ... to the dismay of many (NPR).

  • Recent articles talking about Gen Z's reading habits have cited McKinsey data, and Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader suggests that savvy news consumers see what McKinsey actually said — and didn't say (McKinsey).

  • An AIDS advocacy group has delivered a petition to Simon & Schuster asking, among other things, that it not publish an upcoming book by a "recognized AIDS denialist" (Literary Hub).

Categories: Today in Books

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