News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- Unknown John Donne manuscript discovered in Suffolk (The Guardian)
- Linda Fairstein: literary group rescinds honor over role in Central Park Five case (The Guardian)
- Separated by travel ban, Iranian families reunite at border library (Reuters)
- How Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Reinventing the Sherlock Holmes Story (Electric Lit)
- Amy Lowell: Ted Hughes and DH Lawrence ‘owe unacknowledged debt’ to ‘uncelebrated’ poet (Allison Flood, The Guardian)
Book & Movie Announcements
- CW to Develop Victoria Schwab Novel ‘City of Ghosts’ as Drama Series (Variety.) Book Riot reports that the characters are being aged up to post-college, so it’s decidedly not going to be a MG series like the book is.
- Christmas [Cozy] Mystery Book List (Cozy Mystery List website) If you’re looking for holiday-themed mysteries, look no further.
- 19 Nerdy Things That Brought Us Joy in 2018 (Tor.com)
- 10 Animals Who Have Broken Into the Library (Electric Lit)
- Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best [SFF] Books of 2018 (Tor.com)
- Five Books About Human and Dragon Friendships (Tor.com)
- The Best Audiobooks of 2018 (Book Riot)
Really Cool / Just for Fun
- The new Doctor has a new scarf! But knitters everywhere will be disappointed: it’s fleece. (Twitter)
That’s it for this week!