Posted on June 19, 2024 at 8:00 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!

  • These six books have been shortlisted for the Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize: The Ministry of Time by Kaliane Bradley; Greta and Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly; Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar; Mongrel by Hanako Footman; Glorious Exploits by Ferdia Lennon; and The Silence in Between by Josie Ferguson (The Guardian).

  • The New York Times shares obituaries for Sarah Mandel, who chronicled her experience with Stage 4 breast cancer during pregnancy in the memoir Little Earthquakes, and theater scholar Elinor Fuchs.

  • Barnes & Noble has bought Tattered Cover, an indie chain of bookstores in Denver, Colorado, and there are a couple of predictions — but no formal announcements — about what this means (Book Riot).

  • Meanwhile, it's clear to Kelly Jensen what two bills in South Carolina are aiming to do: restrict access to literature in both public and school libraries (Book Riot).

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