The Library of Congress to the Rescue — and book news
“Nearly a century after the Library of Congress collection was destroyed by a fire in the U.S. Capitol building in 1814, the New York State Library in Albany, N.Y., experienced a similar fate.” Click on the link to read about other rescues.
News and Ideas
- Resource: Fairy Tale Fans: Meet the International Fairy-Tale Filmography, By Lissa Sloan – ” Until recently, if you had asked me how many fairy tale films were out there, I would have said, aside from Disney animated ones, and some new ones resulting from the current popularity of fairy tales, not too many. Thanks to the International Fairy-Tale Filmography, iftf.uwinnipeg.ca, I now know how wrong I was. The International Fairy-Tale Filmography is the creation of Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston and was funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. It is an extensive, searchable, and free online database of over two thousand fairy tale films.” – Enchanted Conversation
- News: Helen Macdonald wins 2014 Costa book award for ‘haunting’ H is for Hawk – “A book which explores grief, love and nature – as well as just how you train a goshawk you’ve bought for £800 – won its author Helen Macdonald a second leading literary prize.” – The Guardian
- News: Diana Gabaldon, Poisoned Pen Launch Writers’ Program – The author of the bestselling Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon, has teamed up with her local bookstore, 26-year-old Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, Ariz., on a writer-in-residence program. Charles Finch, author of the Charles Lenox mystery novels set in Victorian England, has been chosen as the inaugural resident.” – Publishers Weekly
- Feature: So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author? – Veteran author “Warren Adler offers a “reality check” for would-be authors who believe fame and fortune is just a book away.” – Publishing Perspectives