Posted on March 15, 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!

  • Staffers at an Alabama library locked the building in protest over the firing of its director and other employees; those who lost their jobs had been outspoken against efforts to restrict access to reading material (Book Riot).

  • The Bee Sting by Paul Murray has won the first Nero Gold Prize; it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize last year and had won the Nero Book Award for fiction, making it eligible for the overall award (The Guardian).

  • Dan Wakefield, whose twenty-plus books included novels, nonfiction, and memoirs about his spiritual journey, has died at the age of ninety-one (The New York Times).

  • The Atlantic has built a list of most influential novels in America over the past hundred years; it comprises 136 books in total (The Atlantic or Book Riot if you're paywalled).

Categories: Today in Books

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