Literairyland: Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2023
This week's new books, writer bdays, and more
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Writers' birthdays and notable literary events.
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The Latest In Books
Happy Halloween, Reader,
It's rare for an audiobook to get as much if not more, attention than its book, yet that's what's happening with Britney Spears' memoir The Woman in Me.
People are raving about actor Michelle Williams' narration in the memoir's audiobook. Clips of Williams' reading became a TikTok meme, and there's talk that Williams could win a Grammy. (Viola Davis won the award last year for narrating her memoir, Finding Me.)
Alright, let's get to this week's new books.
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This Week’s New Books
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Testimony of a Shifter by Emma Pérez (Bookshop) 🏳️🌈
Unstoppable: A Story of Love, Faith, and the Power Couple Who Ignited the College Sports Broadcasting Boom by George Hirthler (Amazon | Bookshop) • (Available Nov. 1)
This Week’s Literary Birthdays & Events
William H. McNeill
Jane Austen's father, George, writes to publisher Thomas Cadell, offering his daughter's manuscript of what became Pride and Prejudice (1797)
Gordon R. Dickson
William Melvin Kelley
D.H. Lawrence declared not guilty in obscenity trial over Lady Chatterley's Lover (1960)
Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly
Lois McMaster Bujold
William Cullen Bryant
Harry Stephen Keeler
Martin Cruz Smith
Matthew Tobin Anderson
C. K. Williams
James Elroy Flecker
Philippe de Mornay
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Chris van Abkoude