News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Unseen Edith Wharton play found hidden in Texas archive (The Guardian)
- The Nebula Awards for 2016 were announced in May. Charlie Jane Anders’s All the Birds in the Sky won Best Novel; Best Novella went to Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. David D. Levine’s Arabella of Mars won the Andre Norton Award for YA science fiction and fantasy, while the Bradbury Award for outstanding dramatic presentation went to the film Arrival. And Jane Yolen was awarded the Damon Knight Grand Master award. You can see the runners-up as well as other awards, including those for best novelette and short story, at the link.
- The “big books” of Book Expo 2017 (Publishers Weekly), and the big new kids’ books, both children’s and YA.
- PEN Pinter Prize goes to poet Michael Longley (The Guardian)
- Do You Hear What I Hear? Why The Music of Reading Aloud Matters for Kids (Laura Lambert, Brightly)
- Amazon’s Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Not Built For People Who Actually Read (Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker)
- A historian worries that students (and readers) are taking Hilary Mantel’s Tudor-era novels as fact (The Guardian)
- How to Read More: 7 Tips From My Childhood (Kareem Shaheen, for Book Riot)
- I Hide When I Read (Jessi Lewis, for Book Riot)
For Writers & Bloggers
- 13 Awesome Audiobooks Read By Actors (Book Riot)
- 15 Things Book-Lovers Do Better Than Anyone Else (Bustle)
Really Cool / Just for Fun
- If you dream of eating foods from the books you read, Fiction-Food Cafe has a slew of recipes for you, from books, films, and even games. Recipes include both foods featured in books/movies/games, and foods inspired by them. From Anne of Green Gables’ raspberry cordial to the sandwiches and from-scratch hot chocolate of A Wrinkle in Time, you’re sure to find something you like. (Some of the links lead to Fiction Kitchen, a podcast cohosted by Fiction-Food Cafe blogger Diana.)
- Build A Library And We’ll Guess How Old You Are (Buzzfeed) Apparently, I’m 32. Nice way to knock 20+ years off my age!
- How Doctor Seuss Could Simplify Boring, Wordy Documents (The Guardian) Worth reading for the British Airways poem.
That’s it for this week!