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The Society of Authors Translation Prize winners and the UK’s Parliamentary Book Award winners are announced. The longlist is announced for the Plutarch Award for biographies. Novelist and Royal Society of Literature president Bernardine Evaristo defends the organization against recent criticism of its modernization efforts. Plus new title best sellers.

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The Society of Authors Translation Prize winners are announcedThe Bookseller has reporting.

The UK’s Parliamentary Book Award winners are announcedPublishing Perspectives has coverage.

The longlist is announced for the Plutarch Award for biographies.

In The Guardiannovelist Bernardine Evaristo writes an op-ed defending the Royal Society of Literature against criticism of its modernization efforts (as recently reported in The Guardian).

The Guardian has a column about the “shadowy hacker group” that brought the British Library to its knees.

New Title Best Sellers







Links for the week: NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books


House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury) scorches No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Good Material by Dolly Alderton (Knopf) grabs No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller list.

Come and Get It by Kiley Reid (Putnam) gets No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller list.


Read Write Own: Building the Next Era of the Internet by Chris Dixon (Random) owns No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best-Seller list, though some retailers report receiving bulk orders.

The Grift: The Downward Spiral of Black Republicans from the Party of Lincoln to the Cult of Trump by Clay Cane (Sourcebooks) spirals to No. 10 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best-Seller list, though some retailers report receiving bulk orders.

Find Me the Votes: A Hard-Charging Georgia Prosecutor, a Rogue President, and the Plot To Steal an American Election by Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman (Twelve: Grand Central) finds No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best-Seller list.


NYT reviews Literary Theory for Robots: How Computers Learned To Write by Dennis Yi Tenen (Norton): “I suspect that the book’s small size—it’s under 160 pages—is part of the point…. Tenen has figured out how to present a web of complex ideas at human scale.”

Washington Post reviews The Book of Love by Kelly Link (Random): “In her prose, matter becomes plastic, bodies melt, and the membrane separating reality from fantasy is beaten to airy thinness.”

LA Times reviews Float Up, Sing Down: Stories by Laird Hunt (Bloomsbury): “Somehow, without even the slightest sentimentality about it, the book provides an elegy for a lost generation, or maybe for all the elders still here, as overlooked as the Midwest itself.”

NPR has a joint review of You Dreamed of Empires by Álvaro Enrigue (Riverhead; LJ starred review), Confrontations by Simone Atangana Bekono (Bloomsbury), and A Woman of Pleasure by Kiyoko Murata (Counterpoint).

The Millions reviews Other Minds and Other Stories by Bennett Sims (Two Dollar Radio): “In someone else’s hands, these might be little more than typeset urban legends, the stuff of 2000s-era AOL email chains, but Sims renders them as something both terrifying and mesmerizing—part existential horror, part philosophical exploration.”

LitHub highlights “5 Book Reviews You Need to Read This Week.”

Briefly Noted

A new audiobook for Cixin Liu’s The Three-Body Problem, due out from Macmillan Audio on February 27, is narrated by Rosalind Chao, who also acts in the forthcoming Netflix adaptationReactor has the news.

Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s forthcoming memoir, Lovely One, will be published in September 2024 by Random HousePeople reports.

NYT goes “Inside the Best-Seller List” with RuNyx, the author of Gothikana (Bramble).

Anar Ali, showrunner of CBC’s new drama series Allegiance, shares four books “that inspire her as a South Asian Canadian writer” at the CBC website.

Publishers Weekly talks to Samuel T. Wilkinson, author of Purpose: What Evolution and Human Nature Imply About the Meaning of Our Existence (Pegasus).

Washington Post meets Terry Hayes, the author of Argylle (Bantam) and “the spy novelist the internet (briefly) thought was Taylor Swift.”

Publishers Weekly has an interview with Independent Publishers Group CEO Joe Matthews.

USA Today selects “11 impactful books to read about Black history during Black History Month and beyond.”

Kirkus highlights two new collections of work by “nonfiction masters.”

CrimeReads recommends “literary works in which crimes are a means to understanding complexity.”

Reactor shares “Seven SFF Stories About Artists and the Creative Struggle.”

The Guardian recommends “five of the best recent books from Ukraine.”

The letters of Georgina Hogarth, sister-in-law and housekeeper to Charles Dickens, “reveal her role in the making of a literary giant,” The Guardian reports. The correspondence is being archived by the Charles Dickens Museum.

Authors on Air

Joy-Ann Reid, author of Medgar and Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story That Awakened America (Mariner), appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air to talk about her book.

Victor LaValle’s The Devil in Silver (One World) will be adapted for the third season of AMC’s horror anthology series, The TerrorReactor reports.

NPR’s All Things Considered interviews Sarah Ditum about her book Toxic: Women, Fame, and the Tabloid 2000s (Abrams).

Shelf Awareness rounds up the schedule for this weekend’s Book TV on C-SPAN2.

Tomorrow, Good Morning America will host Jamie Ivey, author of Why Can’t I Get It Together?: Kick Unrealistic Expectations to the Curb and Rest in God’s Truth (Thomas Nelson).

On LitHub’s Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, novelist Jacinda Townsend and writer James Bernard Short talk about the movie American Fiction.

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