Posted on May 1, 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!

  • Paul Auster, author of the New York Trilogy and many other works, has died at the age of seventy-seven (Literary Hub).

  • More than 170 books, many of them rare 19th-century early editions of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's works, have disappeared from European libraries over the past two years (The New York Times).

  • A new English translation of writer Franz Kafka's journals, in the centenary of his death, reveals some details that were previously omitted in other publications (The Guardian).

  • An Iowa bookstore is expanding Good Books Young Troublemakers — its middle-grade book club focusing on potentially controversial books — into a nationwide organization (Publishers Weekly).

  • And yay — nearly one-third of young adults strongly identify as readers (Book Riot).

Categories: Today in Books

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