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Bookbits for May 21st, 2015

Today it’s 20 years ago that legendary Dutch writer Annie M. G. Schmidt died (and 104 years and 1 day ago that she was born!).  I defy you to find a child born in the Netherlands in the 20th century …

I Am Groot, art by Troqman

Bookbits for May 7th, 2015

Awards!  Congratulations to Emily St. John Mandel, who won this year’s Arthur C. Clarke Award for Station Eleven!  Proof once again that our customers know a thing or two, as this title featured on Your Favorite Reads of 2014 (on Marjolein …

Terry Pratchett mural (picture by Ella Finch)

Bookbits for April 21st, 2015

They say all things come in threes: R. I. P. Tomas Tranströmer, Günter Grass and Eduardo Galeano.  That’s quite some literary clout, there. Let the Great Theorizing commence!  Which character will have what happen in GoT Book Six?  Speaking of …

The Pulitzer Prizes logo

2015 Pulitzer Prize winners announced

Congratulations to everyone who won a Pulitzer Prize!  They were announced yesterday evening. The winners in the Books and Drama categories can be found below; all winners can be found at pulitzer.org. FICTION: All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony …

Elysium - Jennifer Marie Brissett

Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards Round-Up 2015

Here we are, peeps, another edition of the annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Awards Extravaganza!  Truth be told it’s a LOT more SF than F, but hey.  As has by now become tradition, the first award (Philip K. Dick) was …