Fans of Vázquez Montalbán's famous detective Pepe Carvalho will be over the moon with the news that a new novel about the character is in the making. 14 years after the author's death, fellow Catalan writer Carlos Zanón is working on a novel set to appear next year. I cannot wait!
The granddaughter of a former student returned a book to the school library 120 years after it was borrowed, with a note that read:
"I am sorry to inform you that one of your former pupils, Professor A.E. Boycott FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society], appears to have stolen the enclosed — I can't imagine how the school has managed without it!"
Fortunately, no late fees were imposed. The fine could have been about £7,500! You can read more about the story here.
Two years ago New York's Library iconic Rose Reading Room was closed down for renovations. Early this month it reopened in all its splendor. The room has a colossal size, measuring 23 by 90 metres; the ceiling is 15 metres high. This famous landmark has featured in many films and TV shows. This timelapse video shows the process of returning the books to the shelves prior to reopening.
Every week for the last two years, The Guardian has been publishing an entry of their 100 best novels written in English. The full list is now complete and has just been released. The list is arranged in chronological order and is restricted to one novel of each author deemed worthy of being included. It has been criticised because of the absence of many women writers, among other things.
Take a look at the list and see which you would read this year.