Posted on February 19, 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!

  • We doubt many of our readers are terribly interested in the Met Gala, but they may still enjoy reading the short story "The Garden of Time," which inspired the event's dress code; J.G. Ballard published the tale in 1962 (Literary Hub).

  • Alvin Moscow, a journalist who wrote the bestseller Collision Course: The Andrea Doria and the Stockholm and who assisted high-profile public figures in writing their own memoirs, died at age ninety-eight (The New York Times).

  • Charles V. Hamilton, who co-wrote the manifesto Black Power: The Politics of Liberation and who helped popularize the term "institutional racism," died late last year at the age of ninety-four (The New York Times).

  • Another news outlet takes a comprehensive look at what the website Goodreads can and can't do for authors (The Guardian).

  • The musical adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's novel The Devil Wears Prada comes to London's West End this fall; singer Vanessa Williams will play title villain Miranda Priestly (Variety).

Categories: Today in Books

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