Posted on October 27, 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!

  • BookRiot calls attention to the many books that are being banned and challenged, but in fewer places than the most headline-grabbing titles are.

  • Publishers Weekly is the latest group to reveal a list of the best books of 2023 ... even with two months left in the year.

  • Sabbath's Theater, the novel that some consider Philip Roth's best, is unquestionably his raunchiest; the man who helped bring it to the stage — and stars in it! — explains why it was worth adapting (The New York Times).

  • Slate examines the changes that the Apple TV+ adaptation of Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus made from the novel and, perhaps controversially, deems many of them to be necessary.

  • A new exhibition at the British Library celebrates the increasing popularity of fantasy fiction, including authors’ sketches, early editions, and movie props (The Guardian).

  • Journalist and author Anthony Holden, who wrote several books about the British monarchy — including one in 1988 that asserted then-Prince Charles didn't seem to care for his then-wife, Diana — has died at age seventy-six (The New York Times).

  • A British politician has apologized for not properly crediting passages in her new book that either come directly from other sources or are barely reworked, but her publisher insists that "at no point" did she "present these facts as original research (The Guardian).

Categories: Today in Books

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