Posted on June 27, 2024 at 8:23 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!

  • Indian author Arundhati Roy has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, which goes to writers who cast an "unflinching, unswerving" gaze on the world; it's noteworthy because Indian authorities have been given the green light to prosecute Roy for comments she made about the disputed Kashmir region over a decade ago (The Guardian).

  • Eric Hazan, a publisher who gave a platform to France's most fervent left-wing writers and a historian of Paris, has died at the age of eighty-seven (The New York Times).

  • An estimated 400 survivors who endured horrific abuse at state-run schools that inspired such literature as The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, will be able to apply for financial compensation from the state of Florida as an apology (The Tallahassee Democrat).

  • Here are the forty-eight historical fiction books that either have the best reviews or are on the most want-to-read shelves so far in 2024 (Goodreads).

  • Spotify has introduced a new basic plan that saves you a dollar if you don't want audiobooks (TechCrunch).

Categories: Today in Books

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