Thursday, November 10, 2011

[News and Notes] November 10, 2011

A few interesting news stories:

Life by Keith Richards won the 2011 Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Biography.

Want to see a neat trick? Check out the interactive "Book Cover of the Future" at Galleycat.

The Guardian reports a growing trend of lengthy, epic novels being written and published. Some of the "fat books" mentioned in the article include: 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, Reamde by Neal Stephenson, and A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin. Click here to read the full article.

Speaking of epic novels, "Constant Readers" will be pleased to know that an eighth installment of Stephen King's Dark Tower series is expected to be released in 2012. The title is The Wind Through the Keyhole. Click here to view the announcement.

Please note that all Memphis Public Library locations will be closed Friday, November 11, in honor of Veteran's Day.

And finally....

Happy 10th Birthday to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library!


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