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1923 Will Enter Public Domain
In 2019, a full year of copyrighted works will enter public domain for the first time in 20 years. These works include Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, and more. Not to mention movies and music. Get those eReaders ready and prepare to see classic characters and stories reimagined.
Talking About Comey’s Memoir
Entertainment Weekly rounded up a few of the numerous and varied discussions around the upcoming memoir, A Higher Loyalty, by former Director of the FBI James Comey. From the pee tape controversy to loyalty oaths, the book provides yet another (disturbing) behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on in Trump’s White House. The New York Times‘ former chief book critic Michiko Kakutani even returned to the publication to review the memoir.
Head Of Nobel In Literature Resigns
More news from the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Prize in Literature: Sara Danius, the first woman to serve as head of the Academy, stepped aside on Thursday night. A temporary head was appointed in her place. Of the Academy’s stance on the sexual harassment allegations against an individual attached to the group, Danius said, “Caring for a legacy must not mean an arrogance and distance to society at large.” Click here for the full story.