Amanda Gorman Poetry Book to Come in December

Amanda Gorman Poetry Book to Come in December

Amanda Gorman has revealed the title and covers for her next collection, Publishers Weekly reports. Gorman’s Call Us What We Carry will be published by Viking later this year. The collection was previously titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, named after the poem...... Read more

300 Years Overdue Books Returned to Library

300 Years Overdue Books Returned to Library

Someone in the world recently returned a book to a British cathedral library that officials say they believe was checked out more than 300 years ago. The book, a 1704 edition of The Faith and Practice of a Church of England Man, originally written in 1688, arrived via mail at Sheffield...... Read more

Longlist for First Novel Prize Is Revealed

Longlist for First Novel Prize Is Revealed

The Center for Fiction unveiled the longlist for its annual First Novel Prize, with 27 books in the running for the $15,000 award. One of the year’s hottest novels, Nathan Harris’ The Sweetness of Water, made the longlist; the book is the latest selection for Oprah Winfrey’s book...... Read more

Calypso

Calypso

In which the veteran humorist enters middle age with fine snark but some trepidation as well. Mortality is weighing on Sedaris (Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002, 2017, etc.), much of it his own, professional narcissist that he is. Watching an elderly man have a bowel accident on a plane, he...... Read more

The Lost Man

The Lost Man

A timely novel set in the furthest reaches of Australia by the author of The Dry (2017) and Force of Nature (2018). The three Bright brothers are the overseers of 3,500 square kilometers of land in Queensland, with hours between each of their homes. It’s a vast, unforgiving environment, and no...... Read more