Today In Books

Journalist and Novelist Tom Wolfe Passes Away: Today in Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Clara Voyant by Rachelle Delaney.

Tom Wolfe (1931-2018)

The literary world is remembering journalist, novelist, and sharp dresser Tom Wolfe, who passed away in New York this week. Contributor Sarah S. Davis notes that “more coverage of Wolfe’s passing is in The Washington Post, Rolling Stoneand New York magazine, three publications he wrote for during his life.”

New Anne Frank Pages

Did you know that Anne Frank’s notebooks are removed from storage only every 10 years? During the most recent examination, researchers at the Anne Frank House were able to use new photo-imaging technology and discovered two previously concealed pages that demonstrate Frank’s developing literary tone.

Nobody Is Laughing

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, the UK’s only prize for comic fiction, will go unawarded this year. The judges lament that of the sixty-two novels under consideration, exactly zero got more than a “wry smile” out of them. And no, they are too polite to release the longlist.