Thursday, August 27, 2015

[News and Notes] Ann Rule's Death and Award Winners

Here are a few news stories some may have missed

From AccessAtlanta 2009

True crime author Ann Rule passed away July 27. Born in Michigan in 1931, Rule is best remembered for a book published in 1980 about former friend turned serial killer, Ted Bundy, titled The Stranger Beside Me.  Before the success of her first and subsequent books, Ann Rule wrote stories in True Detective magazine under male pseudonymns.

Read more interesting facts about Ann Rule from the following: 

Ann Rule, 83, Dies: Wrote About Ted Bundy (a Friend) and Other Killers - The New York Times obituary (Search the library catalog for Ann Rule)

The International Thriller Writers announced the winners of the Thriller Awards at Thrillerfest X on July 11, 2015. (Click to view all finalists)

The Fever by Megan Abbott won Best Hardcover Novel

The Thriller Award for Best First Novel was awarded to The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

The Hugo Awards for the best in science fiction were announced August 22. This year's Hugos were steeped in controversy as detailed in The Hugo Awards (and No-Awards) from The Booklist Reader and Wired's Who Won Science Fiction's Hugo Awards and Why it Matters

Hugo winners available at the library:  

Hugo Award for Best Novel 
The Three Body Problem, Cixin Liu, Ken Liu translator 

August 29th, 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of the natural disaster Hurricane Katrina. The Booklist Reader's 10 Novels to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina can be a great way for young adult readers to learn about the resilience of the human spirit through fiction.

Search the library catalog for Hurricane Katrina 2005 to find memoirs, documentaries, and other materials that chronicle the tragedies and triumphs of Katrina's survivors.

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