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.
We are more than happy to welcome the month of March! We’re sick of all this snow and cold, and we are ready for spring! Of course, with the changing of the seasons comes a whole new bunch of book releases, and you probably already know how we feel about books. Anyway, here are this week’s highlights in case you missed anything at Typographical Era:
Things we loved:
- Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain won the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction
- The official brackets for this year’s Tournament of Books have been revealed!
- Canada celebrated Freedom to Read week
- Flavorwire told us about these amazing literary cakes
Things you may have missed:
- We reviewed the following books:
- There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband and He Hanged Himself by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
- Tenth of December by George Saunders
- The Guardians by Sarah Manguso
- Truth in Advertising by John Kenney
- The Dinner by Herman Koch
- We posted our official Oscar winner predictions
- We told you about the March book releases we’re most looking forward to
- We interviewed author Nicole Wolverton about her debut novel, The Trajectory of Dreams
- We announced the Critical Era book club selection for March
- We’re giving away a copy of Ruth Ozeki’s novel, A Tale for the Time Being
- Have you seen these awesomely awful book covers we discovered?