Bookbits for September 17th, 2010

  • Awards! The inaugural Penguin Prizes for African Writing were handed out to You’re Not a Country, Africa! by Pius Adesanmi (nonfiction) and Patchwork by Ellen Banda-Aaku (fiction).  Neither are available yet through our Penguin contacts, but we’re hopeful!
  •  Barack Obama’s third book will be out in November.  This time it’s a letter to his daughters called Of Thee I Sing, a 40-page children’s book; proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for children of soldiers who are killed or injured.  Thanks Rick for the tip!
  • And, really, this picture belongs in a Lit Links post, but I can’t resist! The TU Delft’s Library Information Desk, made entirely out of books (thank you!):