Posted on May 22, 2024 at 8:42 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!

  • The 2024 International Booker Prize has gone to Jenny Erpenbeck and Michael Hofmann for their work on Kairos; Erpenbeck is the first German writer to win the award, while Hofmann is the first male translator to win (The Guardian).

  • Read an excerpt from Kent Wascom's new novel, The Great State of West Florida; it's a coming-of-age story set in the near future with another US civil war on the horizon (Literary Hub).

  • Stephen King discusses his new short story collection, You Like it Darker, and why one story took him forty-five years to write (NPR).

  • The cover for Sally Rooney's next novel, Intermezzo, has been revealed (Literary Hub).

Categories: Today in Books

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