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Trump Sends Cease-and-Desist to Author: Today in Books

Pre-Orders For Fire and Fury Skyrocket

Donald Trump’s lawyers have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the publisher Henry Holt and to author Michael Wolff demanding they stop publication of Wolff’s forthcoming tell-all “and issue an apology to @realDonaldTrump for defamatory statements made thus far.” This came after the White House issued a statement in response to a released excerpt from Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House where Steve Bannon called a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians, during the 2016 campaign, “unpatriotic” and “treasonous.” Fire and Fury is currently ranked #1 on Amazon.

Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature

Author and four-time Newbery honoree Jacqueline Woodson has been named the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The current Ambassador, author-illustrator Gene Luen Yang, will pass the torch at an inauguration ceremony on January 9 at the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden will preside over the ceremony. One of Woodson’s goals as Ambassador is to reach young people in traditionally underserved areas of the country.

Lindy West Will Release 2 More Books

Lindy West fans, the Shrill author has announced that she’ll be releasing two books: a book of cultural critique and a book of film criticism (she used to be a film editor at The Stranger), both published by Hachette. The books don’t have titles yet, but they will be released sometime in 2018.


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