Posted on October 5, 2023 at 2:00 PM 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!
Ada Limón, Manuel Muñoz, and Imani Perry are the wordsmiths who will receive "genius grants," aka fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; each recipient gets a $800,000, no-strings-attached award (Literary Hub).
The Goldsmiths Book Prize, which celebrates innovative fiction, has released its 2023 shortlist (The Guardian).
We also have the 2023 shortlist for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse, which rewards comic fiction writers with champagne and a pig named after their winning book (The Guardian).
NPR asked some young readers, ranging in age from nine to fourteen, to share how they feel about book bans and challenges to mark Banned Books Week.
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