News & Notes — 1/02/16

January 2, 2016 News & Notes 10

News & Notes

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

Book News


Literary Losses

Peter Dickinson (photo via

Peter Dickinson, noted and prolific author of books for both children and adults, died Dec. 16, 2015, his 88th birthday. His books spanned and often blended genres, including mystery, historical fiction, and science fiction and fantasy. Dickinson had been in poor health for several years and suffered a series of strokes in the fall of 2015. He is survived by his four children by his first marriage, and by his second wife, author Robin McKinley. Obituaries: The Guardian, The New York Times, The Telegraph

Worth Reading


Book & Movie Announcements


Awesome Lists


Really Cool / Just for Fun

Amazingly detailed map of literature created by 17-year-old artist Martin Vargic (Buzzfeed) Click the picture or the link to see this image in a larger format, along with some sections in detail.


Bookish Quote

L'Engle bookmark_Canva_KMP
(Want to turn this into a bookmark? Click the image to see how.)


That’s it for this week!

10 Responses to “News & Notes — 1/02/16”

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love exploring used bookstores; it’s so much fun to discover books you’ve heard of but never read, or to find out-of-print books by an author you love. Sadly for me, the used bookstores in my area don’t seem to carry a lot of the books I really want, but I keep checking!

  1. Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind

    Wow. A hundred years of Alice in Wonderland and I haven’t even read the books yet. I’m such a bad reader. It’s hard for me to get into classics in general so no wonder.
    Thanks so much for including me in your list! I’m feeling so special right now 😀
    That map. Are you kidding me? That kid is going places.
    Thank you for the bookmark!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That map is really amazing, isn’t it? What a labor of love — and what talent! I’m glad you enjoyed the bookmark. As for Alice, she’s not everyone’s taste, so don’t berate yourself!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, that’s sad about your local used bookstores. I hope another will open up near you soon. And I’ll be interested to see what Jemisin highlights in the column.