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The National Book Award for Fiction Longlist

Thank you! The National Book Foundation released their Fiction longlist and look who we have here: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward (there might’ve been some words if this one hadn’t made it on), The Leavers by Lisa Ko, and Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, among seven other buzzy titles. What do you think about the list–any missed predictions?

Get the #BTS On Harry Potter With An Upcoming Documentary

I know I’ve been saying I’m over all things Harry Potter, but this is the thing I didn’t know I needed from the franchise. The BBC (yay!) will premiere the documentary Harry Potter: A History of Magic in honor of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The documentary will deal with the origins of the world of Hogwarts, and feature an interview with J.K. Rowling. The doc doesn’t seem to have an air date yet, so stay tuned.

Lost Ezra Pound Poem Found In Castle–Obviously

I’m done with stories about discoveries of unpublished works written by famous authors. Hahaha jk! A lost Ezra Pound poem was published in The Paris Review. First of all, the poem was found in a castle. A CASTLE. Where does one sign up to find themselves in these situations? Secondly, on why it might never have been published the discoverer said, “It is too tender, too small.” What? Are we still talking about Pound?

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