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Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found on Elie Wiesel’s Childhood Home: Today in Books

Today’s edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Megabat by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich

Anti-Semitic Graffiti on Home of Elie Wiesel

The Romanian childhood home of Elie Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner and Holocaust survivor, was covered in anti-Semitic graffiti late last week. The crime occurred “months after Romania’s Parliament passed a law in June to prevent and combat episodes of anti-Semitism,” making it the first case to fall under the new law. Romanian police are investigating, and are considering suspects.

Millennials Are Killing the Classics Along with Diamonds and Bar Soap, or Something

This is a bad take for a number of reasons, the least of which being it’s considering sales data from years when millennials were too young to be purchasing books. But also because the author doesn’t seem to understand what a “classic” is, and because millennials actually read more than any previous generation.

A “Deleted” Novella from WHEEL OF TIME is Coming in 2019

Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson’s A Memory of Light had a deleted scene that was published in the Unfettered anthology in 2013–now, the 2019 edition will contain another.