Posted on May 13, 2024 at 3:00 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!

  • Novelist Colson Whitehead has withdrawn as commencement speaker for University of Massachusetts Amherst because the administration called police on campus protesters (Literary Hub).

  • Poet David Shapiro, who first became famous for appearing in a photo of a student occupation of Columbia University offices, then went on to publish eleven volumes of acclaimed poetry, has died at the age of seventy-seven (The New York Times). 

  • Netflix is working on a reality competition series based on Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ... what could go wrong? (Deadline)

  • The finalists for the 2024 Locus Awards, which celebrate work in the science fiction and fantasy genres, have been announced; we'll learn winners on June 22 (Book Riot).

Categories: Today in Books

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