Posted on June 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM 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!

  • A prayer book believed to be the one depicted in Hans Holbein's portrait of Thomas Cromwell — perhaps the only item shown in a 16th-century portrait to survive to this day — is now on display at Hever Castle in England (The Guardian).

  • An author upset about a GoodReads reviewer's four-star rating for her novel went on a TikTok rant that escalated into serious drama ... and into her being dropped by her publisher (Gizmodo).

  • More online drama: A New Yorker writer tweeted a screen grab of a 2017 poem by Anne Carson about a disappointing dinner with casual friends, and the Internet had all sorts of opinions about it (Literary Hub).

  • Marcela Davison Avilés was eager to review Isabel Allende's latest novel, The Wind Knows My Name, since it takes place (partly) in her hometown of Nogales, Arizona (NPR).

  • W.W. Norton & Company, the oldest and largest independently owned publishing house in the US, threw itself a hundredth birthday celebration last week (The New York Times).

Categories: Today in Books

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