News & Notes – 3/11/2017

March 11, 2017 News & Notes 4

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff

Book News

 

Worth Reading

 

 Literary Losses

willard_nancyNancy Willard, Newbery Award-winning author of over 70 books for children and adults, died Feb. 19, 2017, in Poughkeepsie, NY. She was 80 years old. In 1982, Willard won the Newbery for her picture book, A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers. Her final book is due out this fall.

Obituaries: New York Times; Poetry Foundation;  Poughkeepsie Journal

 

Robert James Waller, author of The Bridges of Madison County, died Friday, March 10, 2017, at his home in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the age of 77. Waller had been a professor of economics before penning The Bridges of Madison County in 1992, in a little under two weeks. Although scorned by critics, the book went on to become a huge bestseller and was adapted into a 1995 movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, and later, into a musical in 2014. Waller wrote seven more books and two collections of essays, but none of them matched the runaway success of his first novel.

Obituaries: Los Angeles Times 

 

Awesome Lists

 

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That’s it for this week!

4 Responses to “News & Notes – 3/11/2017”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m actually trying to stop eating while I read, because I tend to eat too much without noticing. Tea, on the other hand… I can drink endless cups of (decaf) tea!

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