Posted on May 17, 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!

  • Caleb Azumah Nelson has won the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize for his second novel, Small Worlds, two years after he was shortlisted for the award for his debut novel (The Guardian).

  • Poet Alta, who founded was was perhaps the first feminist press, has died at the age of eighty-one (The New York Times).

  • Minnesota's omnibus education bill, which awaits the governor's signature, includes several sections that will make it more difficult to ban books in the state (Book Riot).

  • Read an excerpt from Robert Plunket's new novel, Love Junkie (Literary Hub).

  • Kelly Jensen's weekly roundup of book bans opens with an analysis of the repetition found in the challenge forms that are submitted across the nation (Book Riot).

  • Here are the fifty-four mystery and thriller novels that readers are most anticipating this summer (Goodreads).

Categories: Today in Books

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