Now that the season of summer blockbusters is approaching, we can’t help but think about all the wonderful books that would make for better silver screen adaptations than most of the summer flicks that are released these days. So just in case we have any followers that happen to be Hollywood movie producers, please consider these alternatives:
Welcome to Verisimilitudes, our regular round-up of the past week’s activity. It’s your one-stop source for all of the bits and bleeps we’ve been posting here and on social platforms.
It’s been a great week for literary awards. Between the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction shortlist announcement, the Barnes and Noble Discover award winner announcement, and the Best Translated Book Award nominees, we have a lot of reading to do! Which literary award are you most excited about? We know, it’s hard to pick just one. Lucky for you, we’re doing our best to keep up with all the shortlists, longlists, and winners of major literary awards. Check it out, along with anything else you may have missed at Typographical Era this week:
The only thing better than reading for pleasure is reading news related to reading for pleasure, right? Eh, we don’t even believe that, but we figure we’ve got to give you some motivation to make you want to check out this weekly piece where we recap the best of what’s occurring in the world of literature. Is it working? Are you still reading? Do you love your ten book related things?
This week Patrick deWitt took home a live rooster, Julie Otsuka won the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction, Steven Millhauser won The Story Award, Diagram announced the winner of their annual Oddest Book Title of the Year competition, Time Magazine’s Joel Stein came out swinging against adults who read young adult fiction, plastic e-paper finally arrived, and as always, more.