News & Notes – 10/19/2019
- Nobel Prizes In Literature Go To Olga Tokarczuk And Peter Handke (NPR). The Guardian’s Alison Flood goes into more detail, particularly regarding the controversial choice of Peter Handke.
- Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker prize 2019. (The Guardian) The decision to break the rules and choose two winners has been controversial. (See article under “Worth Reading” below.)
- Introducing the new Smart Bitches Book Finder. If you’re not familiar with Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, it’s a long-running blog, website, and podcast featuring romance reviews and related content. They now have a database where you can search for books by genre, theme (up to two), and archetype. At this point, the database contains books that SBTB has reviewed in the last 14 years (!), but authors are invited to submit their books for inclusion. (Note: I’m not overly fond of SBTB’s title, particularly the “trashy” appellation, but the website and blog are worth following.)
- Stephen King’s home will become a museum and writers’ retreat (Literary Hub)