Posted on November 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The bookish news of the past few days seemed to fall into a few different categories.
NPR, for instance, had two segments on books that address historical drama:
Zadie Smith talked about her novel, The Fraud, which is based on a man whose outrageous lies during a trial actually drew him support.
Garrett Graff, author of UFO: The Inside Story of the US Government's Search for Alien Life Here — and Out There, talks not just about the famous incident in Roswell, New Mexico, but also about what it led many Americans to believe then and now.
Literary Hub also featured a piece about historical drama: specifically, it ran an excerpt focusing on famous manuscript forger Constantine Simonides from The Manuscripts Club: The People Behind a Thousand Years of Medieval Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel.
And speaking of classic literature ...
Charles Scribner III wrote about being the third generation in his family to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald; that excerpt from his book Scribners: Five Generations in Publishing is at Literary Hub.
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