Hello, everyone! The end of spring is slowly approaching, but it doesn't feel like the beginning of summer yet. I can't wait for those long summer days on the beach, enjoying an iced coffee and reading amazing books. Anyway, let's see what happened in the literary world the previous week.
- The Man Book Prize International 2016 was given to the South Korean author Han Kang for her novel The Vegeterian, as well as the translator of the book Deborah Smith. For yet another year there were no grand prize winners for the 7th Kyoto Animation Awards. There were only three judge special awards in the novel category.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away in 2014. Last week his ashes laid to rest in Cartagena. This Colombian city was important to the much-beloved author, as it was the place where he had begun his writing career.
- The Da Vinci Code is one of the books that we've all heard of (and many of us has read it). Now, younger audiences will get the chance to read it, as Dan Brown will be releasing a YA version of his best-selling novel. The adaptation is due on September 13, 2016.
- Are you looking books to fill your summer reading list? Well, Bill Gates has some interesting suggestions. I'm already taking notes!
- Which are the most common words used in poetry? Discover which words some of our favourite poets used, like Sylvia Plath and Walt Whitman. I was particularly interesting in finding out which words Edgar Allan Poe used.
- Are you addicted to colouring books? Then you might want to make your hobby more interesting with this 17th century adult colouring book that will be republished. It was first published in 1612 and 1622, in order to accompany Michael Drayton's 15,000-line poem, called Poly-Olbion.
- Classic Rock Lyrics Or Classic Literature? Test your knowledge with this quiz! How did you do?