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Short Story Vending Machines For Your Commute: Today In Books

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Short Story Vending Machines For Your Commute

At least if you’re a London commuter, now that there are vending machines ready to give you a one, three, or five-minute short story at London’s Canary Wharf. There are thousands of stories, printed on eco-friendly paper, and even one commissioned from crime writer Anthony Horowitz. These should be everywhere!

First National Antiracist Book Festival

2,500 attendees are expected at the National Antiracist Book Festival tomorrow (Saturday April 27th) at American University. Founded by Ibram Kendi the festival will provide “a platform for nearly 50 authors and publishing professionals to discuss policies and power structures that fuel racism in America, as well as the efforts being made to dismantle those systems.” This sounds awesome and I wish I was in Washington, D.C.

Mystery Writers Of America Announced The 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Did your favorite crime writers win an Edgar last night? Three of mine did: Sujata Massey, Walter Mosley, and Courtney Summers! Congrats to all the winners, who you can check out here and find your next great crime read.