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Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Remains Rediscovered: Today in Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Pegasus Books’ A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Remains Rediscovered

The Kubla Khan author’s remains had been moved, and their location forgotten in the church where visitors can find plaques memorializing Coleridge. But a recent excavation revealed his coffin, and the coffins of his family members, in a wine cellar located right under an inscription that reads, “Beneath this stone lies the body of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.” The church hopes to renovate the space to allow visits into the cellar.

Lumberjanes’ First Original Graphic Novel

BOOM! Studios announced an original graphic novel from the world of Lumberjanes. Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass will explore the relationship between Lumberjane Scouts Molly and Mal. This is the first original graphic novel from the comic series; it will be written by Eisner Award nominee Lilah Sturges and illustrated by polterink. An official release date has not been announced.

2018 Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

The Man Booker International Prize shortlist of six books was released. The prize “celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world,” and awards £50,000 to be divided equally between the author and translator. Shortlisted works include Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq), translated by Jonathan Wright; and, The White Book by Han Kang (South Korea), translated by Deborah Smith. Click here for the full list.


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