Posted on April 3, 2024 at 9:12 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!

  • Claire Jiménez has won the 2024 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez (Literary Hub).

  • Eight writers have received a Windham-Campbell Prize, worth $175,000 each: Christina Sharpe and Hanif Abdurraqib for nonfiction; Christopher Chen and Sonya Kelly for drama; Jen Hadfield and m. nourbeSe philip for poetry; and Deirdre Madden and Kathryn Scanlan for fiction (The Guardian).

  • John Barth, the innovative author of The Sot-Weed Factor and Giles Goat-Boy, has died at the age of ninety-three (The New York Times).

  • Small Press Distribution, one of the last remaining independent book distributors in the US, is shutting down, much to the dismay of small press publishers and their authors (Literary Hub).

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Awards, Obituary, Publishing

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