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Margo Jefferson Wins 2023 Rathbones Folio Prize

Margo Jefferson has won the 2023 Rathbones Folio Prize for her memoir Constructing a Nervous System. Constructing a Nervous System combines memoir and criticism to explore Black womanhood through the pop culture icons Jefferson grew up with. The memoir, which the judges called “astounding and rhapsodic” took home the prize for nonfiction as well as the overall award. Michelle de Kretser won the fiction award for Scary Monsters, and Victoria Adukwei Bulley took home the poetry award for her debut collection Quiet. The category winners each received £2,000, and Jefferson was awarded an additional £30,000 for winning the overall award.

Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon Gets October Release Date

Martin Scorsese’s historical drama Killers of the Flower Moon will be out in limited theaters starting on October 6. The film will get a wide release on October 20. Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro, and Brendan Fraser, is based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name. The film is produced by Apple Original Films and will also be available to stream on Apple TV+ at an unspecified date.

Internet Archive Loses Lawsuit Over Ebook Copyright Infringement

Leading publishing houses Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, and Penguin Random House all sued the Internet Archive for scanning and lending out numerous digital copies of copyrighted books. The Internet Archive, a nonprofit organization, says that it was launched to help people who lost access to their physical libraries during the pandemic. U.S. District Court Judge John G. Koeltl sided with the plaintiffs, agreeing that the Internet Archive should no longer have the right to distribute copyrighted content. “Libraries are more than the customer service departments for corporate database products. For democracy to thrive at global scale, libraries must be able to sustain their historic role in society — owning, preserving, and lending books,” said Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle. “This ruling is a blow for libraries, readers, and authors and we plan to appeal it.”

10 of the Best Word Game Apps to Get You Through 2023

If you’re looking for some new word games to exercise your brain, check out the 10 best word game apps 2023 has to offer!