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Bookbits for September 24th, 2015

Author Patrick Ness has raised over £600,000 in aid of refugees this month.  It all started with an angry tweet and an idea to try to raise some money, any money, and then all these other authors, from John Green to Jojo …

Joost Zwagerman (picture by Eddo Hartman)

Bookbits for September 10th, 2015

R. I. P. Joost Zwagerman, Oliver Sacks, and Wayne Dyer.  What a trio to go so shortly one after the other.  (Picture of Joost Zwagerman by Eddo Hartman, via A very animated-GIF-y list of tips to get you writing …

Authors looking bad ass

Bookbits for August 18th, 2015

Awards!  Just before my summer vacation, the always excellent Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal were awarded, for children’s book writing and illustration, respectively.   The Carnegie went to Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman and the Kate Greenaway to Shackleton’s Journey …

Grey - E. L. James

Bookbits for June 11th, 2015

Awards!  Congratulations to Jeff VanderMeer, who won the Nebula Award for Best Novel for the first part of his Southern Reach trilogy, Annihilation.  Our JeroenW had copped to the excellence of this book last year already, as had YouReviewer Sara.  …


Bookbits for June 4th, 2015

Awards!  Congratulations to Ali Smith, who won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction last night for her novel How To Be Both.  The other nominees can be found here.  The Lambda Literary Awards (for the best LGBTQ books and stories) were …