News & Notes – 10/01/2022

October 1, 2022 News & Notes 4

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

Literary Losses

Hilary Mantel, bestselling author of the Wolf Hall trilogy and a number of other works, died on Sept. 22, 2022, three days after suffering a stroke. She was 70.

Wolf Hall (2009), a historical novel about Thomas Cromwell (minister to Henry VIII), garnered both critical and popular acclaim and won the Booker Prize. The sequel, 2012’s Bring Up the Bodies, also won the Booker Prize, while the third book in the trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, was longlisted.

Obituaries: The GuardianNew York Times; NPR; Publishers Weekly; Washington Post. Tributes: The Guardian; NPR. Bibliography and Biography: Goodreads; Wikipedia

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4 Responses to “News & Notes – 10/01/2022”

  1. Katherine

    Oh that’s so sad about Hilary Mantel. I hope the return policy change is universal. That whole return tactic is just awful and maddening.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      The idea of cheating authors by buying, reading, and then returning books just infuriates me, so I hope Amazon makes the policy universal, too. If people want to borrow books, that’s what the library is for. And yes, I know that the library rarely carries self-published books, but authors (regardless of how they are published) deserve to be paid for the hard work and creativity they put in. (I’m preaching to the choir here, I know!)