News & Notes – 12/02/2017

December 2, 2017 News & Notes 6

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


This week’s News & Notes issue is a bit leaner than usual, because a) there wasn’t a lot of big news in the bookish world, and b) I was too swamped with work to go looking for more. But here are some articles and lists that popped up on my radar this week:


Literary Losses

Joan Hess, author of the Maggody and Claire Malloy mystery series, died November 23, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. Hess was an award-winning author whose books were beloved by many. Her final project was completing Elizabeth Peters’s last, unfinished Amelia Peabody mystery, The Painted Queen, which was published in July 2017.

Obituaries and tributes: author’s Facebook page (by her offspring)The Guardian; Shelf AwarenessMystery Fanfare (blog)

Bibliography and Biography: Goodreads; Wikipedia



Worth Reading/Viewing


Free Fiction Online

  • A Literary Advent Calendar (curated by Book Riot)  OK, so not all of this is fiction. But Book Riot has put together 25 days’ worth of holiday-related reading, with a link for each day. I can’t vouch for all the selections, since I plan to use this as an Advent calendar myself. But I enjoyed the selection for Dec. 1: e. e. cummings’ “little tree.”


Awesome Lists


Just For Fun / Really Cool


Bookish Quote


That’s it for this week!

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