Posted on December 19, 2023 at 8:44 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!

  • The British Library's digital infrastructure is still basically out of commission after an October 31 cyberattack (Public Books).

  • US Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass, has introduced a bill, dubbed the Books Save Lives Act, that would classify book bans as a federal civil rights violation (Book Riot).

  • Fan-fiction author Demetrious Polychron's copyright infringement lawsuit against the JRR Tolkien estate has massively backfired; the estate filed a separate lawsuit against him, and a judge has ruled against Polychron (The Guardian).

  • Literary Hub picks its most scathing book reviews of 2023.

  • Author Neil Gaiman, whose vocals were once described as "a novelist’s version of singing," discusses how it came about that he'll be performing with an Australian string quartet next month (The Guardian).

Categories: Today in Books

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