Posted on October 18, 2023 at 12:00 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!
Tennis star Serena Williams has signed a two-book deal, with the first one being a memoir that takes an "intimate" look at her childhood and career; there isn't a title or publication date yet (The Guardian).
A federal-level committee meets tomorrow to discuss the issue of books in libraries, but, as BookRiot notes, this one looks to be more in favor of restrictions than in opposing them — it's called "Protecting Kids: Combating Graphic, Explicit Content in School Libraries."
Australian author Helen Garner's publisher has been re-releasing her works to gain a greater audience for her, a move that NPR reviewer John Powers soundly applauds. (You can also read an interview with Garner in The New York Times).
BookRiot analyzes how Simon & Schuster's sale to private equity firm KKR could affect the publishing company.
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