Posted on March 29, 2023 at 9:08 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!

  • John E. Woods, an award-winning translator of German authors Thomas Mann, Arno Schmidt, and many others, has died (The New York Times).

  • The literary world also lost Bill Zehme, the biographer of Frank Sinatra, Hugh Hefner, Johnny Carson, and more (The New York Times).

  • Nobel and Booker Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee has a new novel coming out September 12; you can now admire the cover and advance praise for The Pole (Literary Hub).

  • Chris Chalk will star as writer James Baldwin in Feud: Capote’s Women, which is the next installment of Ryan Murphy’s Feud series on FX (Deadline).

  • Janet Manley stumbled upon a lengthy blog post in which the author posits that Truman Capote plagiarized Breakfast At Tiffany's from Willa Cather ... and that Audrey Hepburn knew it (Literary Hub).

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