Literary links: June 18, 2021

Bronze Link” by Michael Coghlan is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Here’s a look at some fun stuff I’ve been reading outside of books lately. If you’ve got some articles or websites to recommend, please drop them in the comments below. There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing!

2021 Pulitzer Prizes: A Guide to the Winning Books and Finalists

Here’s a nice roundup of all the winners and finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in the categories of Fiction, History, Biography, Poetry and General Nonfiction, as announced on June 11. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve read any of these, or if there were other books you read this year that you thought were more worthy. (via The New York Times)

Authors to Earn Royalties on Secondhand Books For First Time

I’ve always felt regret that the buckets of books I’ve bought at secondhand stores and library sales don’t earn their creators any direct money (although I’ve certainly discovered authors from secondhand books whose later works I bought new). Now someone is doing something about it, although in a limited way. I hope this AuthorSHARE program is a success and expands to many other secondhand sellers. (via The Guardian)

Bogus Social Media Outrage Is Making Authors Change Lines in Their Books Now

 This is so ridiculous. And maybe I’m naïve but I refuse to believe that the people making these complaints are doing so in any kind of good faith. Surely no one honestly believes that a character in a novel who has problematic views actually reflects the author’s own values. (via Slate)

Oh, Dewey, Where Would You Put Me?

Especially for Pride Month, a sweet story from a librarian who identifies as queer about the human compulsion to classify both books and people. (via The New York Times)

The Last Printing Press in America

Promise me you’ll take seven minutes out of your day or evening to watch this marvelous little video of the last printing press in the United States where books are handmade, start to finish. Such artistry. (via The Study)

Published by Julia

I learned to read before I started kindergarten, and I haven't stopped yet.

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