News & Notes – October 3, 2020

October 3, 2020 News & Notes 1

News & Notes: Coronavirus Edition

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

Winston Groom

Literary Losses

Winston Groom, author of the novel Forrest Gump (later turned into a film starring Tom Hanks), died Sept. 17 at the age of 77. In addition to several novels, Groom wrote a number of nonfiction books, both histories and biographies. As a young man, Groom served in Vietnam, an experience reflected in several of his books including Forrest Gump.

Obituaries and tributes: Deadline; The Guardian; NPR; New York Times; Shelf Awareness

Biography and bibliography: Goodreads; Wikipedia

Bookish News

Worth Reading/Viewing/Checking Out

(not all book-related)

Books, Movies, and TV

Of Interest

Bookish Quote

Why Can't I Buy ALL the Books?

One Response to “News & Notes – October 3, 2020”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrmKnits

    Fascinating bit on how the pandemic is changing our language! I particularly like the German “panic buying” term: hamsterkauf.

    And lately I feel like I *have* been buying all the books… 😉
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