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Ursula K. LeGuin USPS Stamps Are Coming!: Today in Books

Ursula K. LeGuin Latest Author To Grace USPS Stamps

Prominent sci-fi author Ursula K. LeGuin will grace the 33rd stamp in the USPS’s Literary Arts series, which is set to release sometime in 2021. The stamp is good for up to 3 oz., and it depicts a portrait of LeGuin against a backdrop of a scene from her most famous novel, The Left Hand of Darkness. We’re going to send so much mail!

Amazon Studios Poised To Make Jane Austen An Onscreen Heroine

Calling all Janeites! Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to the novel Jane in Love by Rachel Givney. Givney, who is a TV writer in Australia, will adapt the novel. The story stars a young Jane Austen who wishes for love, and time travels to the future where she finds herself on the set of an adaptation of her own work–and falling in love with a modern day man.

James Baldwin’s Record Collection Is Now A 478-Track Spotify Playlist

James Baldwin, one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the 20th century, made no secret of the influence that music had on this work. Now, you can listen to a mammoth Spotify playlist of all the records he owned while living in Paris, including the songs that helped him remember Harlem when he wrote Go Tell It on the Mountain while living abroad. Start listening now.