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Students Protest Royal Shakespeare Company And Get Results
BP’s sponsorship of the Royal Shakespeare Company was recently boycotted by students who believe the oil and gas company is “actively destroying our futures.” The sponsorship, which began in 2011, helped reduce the ticket price for students. The Royal Shakespeare Company “‘could not ignore’ the ‘strength of feeling'” and has announced it will end its deal with BP. Read all about it here.
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction
The longlist for the ninth annual Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced! Some much buzzed about books are on the list, like Normal People and On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and some that I believe are new to the award lists like Dominicana! And we got two true crime books on the nonfiction list: Furious Hours (about the true crime book Harper Lee wanted to write) and Say Nothing (a look at the Troubles via a kidnapping). Check out all the books here!
Audiobook Listening Up
While most of the Pew Research Center survey’s data has remained pretty consistent in recent years (7 in 10 adults have still read a book in the last year), there was a notable change: Americans who said they listened to audiobooks increased from 14% to 20%. That just warms my little ears! You can check out the study and data here.