Posted on August 14, 2023 at 8:00 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!

  • More than fifty authors, including Zadie Smith and Ali Smith, signed an open letter calling for the Edinburgh International Book Festival to drop sponsors that invest in fossil fuels for next year's event (the Guardian).

  • Film director, author and actor Werner Herzog said that editors of I Am Code: An Artificial Intelligence Speaks — a collection of AI-generated poems — saw him as the "only choice" to narrate the audio version (The New York Times).

  • The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy will release his first adult novel, titled Cascadia (Title TK), in 2025; he's previously written several books for younger readers (Literary Hub).

  • Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon recently unveiled his COVID lockdown project: a re-creation of the sci-fi/fantasy section of the bookstore he went to in his hometown (Boing Boing).

  • The devastating wildfire in Maui has, of course, affected the Lahaina Public Library (Literary Hub).

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