Posted on June 2, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

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

  • US poet laureate Ada Limón has written a poem that will be engraved on the NASA spacecraft that's headed to Jupiter's moon Europa — and you can actually add your name to the same craft, too (Literary Hub).

  • Author Salman Rushdie, in a previously recorded discussion played at the Hay Festival, discussed more about his upcoming book that addresses his August 2022 assault (The Guardian).

  • Also at the Hay Festival, author Margaret Atwood talked about how Donald Trump's election reshaped how the TV adaptation of her modern classic dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, was filmed (The Guardian).

  • Olympic and world champion runner Caster Semenya says she hopes to show the world her "strength, courage, love and resilience" in her memoir, The Race To Be Myself, which will be released October 31 in the US, UK, and her native South Africa (Yahoo!).

  • A pair of NPR/Ipsos polls took the pulse of the US on education-related issues; among its most interesting findings were that a broad variety of stakeholders — parents, teachers, and the public — agree that educators are overworked and underpaid, and that there's much less consensus among Republicans on book bans than one might think (NPR).

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