News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- The Man Booker International Prize shortlist was announced Thursday. And you can read excerpts from reviews of each book at The Guardian.
- Bill O’Reilly’s publisher stands with him after Fox sacking (The Guardian)
- Katherine Arden reminisces about the books she read growing up, and the perfection of modern heroines (Fantasy Book Cafe’s “Women in SF&F Month” series)
- When Women Teach You to Love Fantasy by librarian and blogger Maureen Eichner of By Singing Light (Fantasy Book Cafe’s “Women in SF&F Month” series.) The six writers she highlights were very influential in my life, as well.
- Ragnar Jónasson writes about translating Agatha Christie into Icelandic (The Guardian)
- 6 Ways to Support Public Libraries (Teen Vogue)
- Diverse Historical Romances: A Reading List (BookRiot) There are some excellent suggestions here, and some I’ll be adding to my TBR list.
- 13 Ways to Support an Author Without Ever Spending a Dime (Lit Reactor) Although it’s always great if you can actually buy an author’s books, here are some ways you can support them even when you can’t afford to buy all their books. And if you can buy a book, increase your support by doing some of these, too.
- 10 Books on Astrophysics That Will Make You Neil deGrasse Tyson Smart. (Off the Shelf) A great list, even if Hidden Figures is more about mathematicians and physicists than astrophysics per se — although orbital calculations are definitely astrophysics, the book focuses more on the people than explaining the science. (It’s still really worth reading!)
I have this t-shirt (in a women’s cut), and I love it! If you haven’t listened to Hamilton yet, this is an homage to a line from the musical: “There’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait. Just you wait!” (T-shirt available through TeeFury.)
That’s it for this week!