This Week in the Literary World

  • The West Virginia Book Faire wants fair goers to take a bite out of their favorite books. “The whole idea behind the festival is to get people reading,” said Weiss, who is overseeing the edible book competition. “Using food to represent a book or other piece of literature offers a great opportunity to do something artistic, and it’s fun to do whether you’re working along or with a group of friends or family. We thought it would make an ideal activity for parents to do with their children.” This is one event I’d love to see pictures of! [Source: The State  Journal]
  • John Schoenherr, a Caldecott award winner for Owl Moon, passed away at the age of 74. [Source: The New York Times]
  • The Irish Book of the Decade Shortlist has been posted. Among those on the list: John Connolly, Maeve Binchy, and John Banville. [Source: The Irish Times]
  • “Library acquires first edition of journal through whose offices Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath met, and releases recordings of the pair talking about their relationship” [Source: The Guardian]
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