This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Amazon Publishing.
Got Inked For The Library
One of the events for National Library Week, to support the Lawrence Public Library, was Get Inked For The Library. Forty people signed up for a $100 tattoo from Standard Electric Tattooing where all proceeds were donated to the library.You can check out the 8 designs they chose from here and maybe get inspired for your own bookish ink.
Killer Women Mentoring Program
It’s 2019 and the crime genre has been so reluctant on being inclusive that programs like this have to be created: The author collective Killer Women began a mentoring program “for unpublished women from under-represented backgrounds who want to write crime or thriller novels.”
The Man Booker International Prize Shortlist!
The Man Booker International Prize–which aims to celebrate the top translated fiction from around the world–has announced its shortlist! Congrats to the six authors, translators, publishers, and books–yes, books have feelings.