Posted on January 8, 2024 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!

  • The YA fantasy series Ranger’s Apprentice could be headed to the big screen; author John Flanagan's first two books would become the first installment in a franchise, if all goes according to plan (Deadline).

  • Historian Arno J. Mayer, author of seven books including the controversial Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?: The ‘Final Solution’ in History, has died at the age of ninety-seven (The New York Times).

  • Louisiana school librarian Amanda Jones, who filed an anti-defamation lawsuit against local book banners who targeted her personally in their book challenges, is releasing a memoir about her experiences; That Librarian: The Fight Against Book Bans in America comes out August 27 (Book Riot).

  • Today's literary birthday boy, Victorian writer Wilkie Collins, was born on this day two hundred years ago; here's where to start among his thirty-plus books (The Guardian).

  • Poet Mikeas Sánchez's collection How to Be a Good Savage and Other Poems, which comes out tomorrow, includes works in an indigenous language called Zoque along with translations into both Spanish and English (The New York Times).

Categories: Today in Books

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