21 February 2009

02/22/09 Last Week in Literary News

The New York Times Best Seller List

All of the following books are available from Amazon,and I have listed them in the above carousel for your convenience.


  1. THE ASSOCIATE, by John Grisham
  2. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
  3. THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer
  4. FOOL, by Christopher Moore
  5. BONE CROSSED, by Patricia Briggs


  1. THE YANKEE YEARS, by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci
  2. OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. DEWEY, by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
  4. A SLOBBERING LOVE AFFAIR, by Bernard Goldberg
  5. MULTIPLE BLESSINGS, by Jon Gosselin, Kate Gosselin and Beth Carson

Literary News Stories

2009 Hugo Nominations Open


2009 nominations for the Hugo Awards is now open. View the Hugo Award page for detail and guideline on nominations. The deadline for nomination is the end of February.

Author Terry Pratchett receives knighthood
AP - Wed Feb 18, 10:14 AM ET

Author Sir Terry Pratchett is knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at

LONDON - Fantasy author Terry Pratchett has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to literature.

Pratchett is known for his "Discworld" series of novels, and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide.

Sudanese novelist Tayeb Salih dies in London
Reuters - Wed Feb 18, 10:41 AM ET

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudanese novelist Tayeb Salih, who won fame with his 1966 novel Season of Migration to the North, died in London Wednesday at the age of about 80, a friend and associate said.

British students don't know classics: poet laureate
Reuters - Tue Feb 17, 1:22 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Teaching major works of English literature is becoming more difficult because students lack enough knowledge of the Bible or classical mythology to appreciate them, Britain's poet laureate said on Tuesday.

Obscure Tolkien book to come out this spring
AP - Tue Feb 17, 4:29 pm ET

In this 1967 file photo, author J.R.R. Tolkien is shown. An early,NEW YORK – An early, long-unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien is coming out.

"The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun," a thorough reworking in verse of old Norse epics that predates Tolkien's writing of "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, will be published in May by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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