News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Bill Gates gives a book to every US student graduating [college] in 2018. Well, an ebook. Specifically, Hans Roslings Factfulness: Ten Reasons Why We’re Wrong About the World—And Why Things Are Better Than You Think. (The Guardian)
- Author’s Guild Adding Regional Chapters (Publishers Weekly)
- ‘Boston Review’ Poetry Editors Resign over Díaz (Publishers Weekly)
- V.E. Schwab gave this year’s Pembroke Tolkien Lecture (above), and it’s really worth listening to. Stick around for the Q&A as well.
- You cannot be ‘well read’ without reading women (Rhiannon Lucy Cosslet, The Guardian)
Upcoming Books, Movies, & TV
- The trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 3 is out. How did I not even know this was coming? I can’t wait!!!