Hello, everyone! It's been a pretty busy week, but I just couldn't miss The Reading Book Post. So, although it's not Monday, here it is! Let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.
- Two authors, Stephen King and Tobias Wolff, will receive the 2014 National Medal of Arts. Also, the 2014 National Humanities Medal will be awarded to four authors, Annie Dillard, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Larry McMurphy, and Jhumpa Lahiri.
- But this week there are more award news. The Bratislava Children's Books Illustration Award 2015 was given to Laura Carlin. What lovely illustrations! The National Book Foundation will honour Don DeLillo for lifetime achievement in a ceremony, which will take place in November.
- Any Jeff VanderMeer fans? You can read his short story The Goat Variations. The story is included in the anthology In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative Fiction in the Post-9/11 World.
- Watch exclusively the beautiful book trailer for Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Crenshaw will be published on September 22, 2015. You can also read a small excerpt.
- Time for something completely adorable! Watch this video of a baby that loves literature so much that he starts crying every time a book ends.
- Who Would Be Your Literary Nemesis? Take the quiz to find out! I got Isabella Thorpe, who did you get?