Fun to find out Irish-Canadian author Anakana Schofield has won the Shadow Giller Prize for her novel Martin John. I haven't read it, but I did read her earlier novel Malarky and really enjoyed it. I will have to find a copy of Martin John sooner rather than later.
BookRiot Live took place in New York City this past weekend. I didn't go but from Twitter it seemed like a good time.
The New York Times released its list of the 100 Best Illustrated Childrens' Books of 2015. Check it out here.
Here's a Forbes article on Amazon's new physical bookstore. What do you think? Personally my dream would be to go there, find a book I wanted and tell the booksellers I was going to buy it from one of Seattle's many fine independent bookstores. After taking a picture of it with my phone. Then I'd ask to use their bathroom.
Tired of bummed-out dystopian novels? I know I am. Here's an article on a movement to bring optimism back to the conversation.
Here's a great article from the Observer about one of my favorite writers, Massimo Carlotto.