Posted on June 23, 2023 at 10:00 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!

  • Ten Little Rabbits: A Counting Story with Mino the Magician, which Maurice Sendak created for a fundraiser in 1970, will be published in book form in February 2024 (Literary Hub).

  • Another posthumous release: Françoise Sagan's unfinished novel The Four Corners of the Heart is out in its original, incomplete state, and also in English (The Guardian).

  • Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, authors of the picture book And Tango Makes Three, have joined Florida students who are suing their school district for removing the book (and 39 others) from libraries (The New York Times).

  • A Utah school district has reinstated access to the Bible to all grade levels, after seventy people filed appeals in response to its decision to restrict the book to just high schoolers (Associated Press). 

  • Read an excerpt from Leila Slimani's 2022 novel Watch Us Dance, which was recently released in English (Literary Hub).

  • Welsh author Manon Steffan Ros’s young adult novel The Blue Book of Nebo has become the first translated book to win the Carnegie Medal; Jeet Zdung received the illustration award for his work on Trang Nguyen's graphic novel Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear (The Guardian).

  • Show Me the Bodies: How We Let Grenfell Happen by Peter Apps (nonfiction) and The New Life by Tom Crewe (fiction) have won the 2023 Orwell Prize for political writing (The Guardian).

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