Daliyah Marie Arana of Gainesville, GA, was named “Librarian For The Day” of the Library of Congress. She has read over 1000 books at the age of four, including some college level texts.
Novelist and grand inspiration/motivation Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave the world a cultural commentary that we so desperately need right now in this article published by The New Yorker on December 2nd.
Paul Beatty won the British literary award for his novel The Sellout. This is the first time the British prize has been awarded to an American author since it was opened up to non-UK writers three years ago.
The collection of short stories, with starred reviews in Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, is rich with complex characters, deep in the mountains of West Virginia, and rural North Carolina.
The biggest piece of literary news this week is, of course, Bob Dylan’s winning of the Nobel prize in literature. His winning of the award
Heywood Hill, a bookshop in London, is holding a competition to win a free, newly published hardcover book every month for the rest of the lucky winner’s life. The contest is open to readers all across the globe until October 31st.