January 28, 2020
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 263 (22-Jan to -Jan 28)

1. Michelle Obama wins Grammy for Becoming audiobook

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2. Coelho deletes children’s book co-written with Kobe Bryant

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‘3. The Undefeated’ Wins Caldecott Medal, While ‘New Kid’ Picks Up Newbery

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4. New Nancy Drew comic celebrates beloved sleuth’s 90th birthday by killing her

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5. Wales in India: Dylan Thomas Prize Longlist Announced at Jaipur Festival

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January 21, 2020
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 262 (15-Jan to -Jan 21)

1. Jack Reacher series author Lee Child ‘quits and lets brother step in’

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2. UK Costa Book Awards Names Short Story Finalists

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3. World Book Day 2020 launches Share a Million Stories 

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4. Christopher Tolkien, son of JRR Tolkien, dies

5. Anthony Bourdain’s new travel book to be released in October


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January 14, 2020
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 261 (8-Jan to -Jan 14)

1. Leri Price Wins 2019 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

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2. Copies of the book ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’ seized, claims Mohammed Hanif

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3. Elizabeth Wurtzel, a controversial writer, dies

4. Singular ‘they’ voted word of the decade by US linguists

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5. The New York Public Library’s most checked-out book of all time is a story about a little boy enjoying a snowfall

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December 24, 2019
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 259 (18-Dec to 24-Dec)

1. Amitabha Bagchi’s ‘Half The Night Is Gone’ wins $25,000-DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019

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2. End of an era for book publisher Penguin

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3. George RR Martin opens bookshop next to his cinema in Santa Fe

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4. How readers saved Galley Beggar Press

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5. JK Rowling in row over court ruling on transgender issues

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December 10, 2019
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 259 (4-Dec to 10-Dec)

1. Milan Kundera’s Czech citizenship restored after 40 years

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2. Mr Men books accused of sexism because Mr Clever mansplains to Little Miss Curious

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3. BBC News presenter alluded to joint victory with Margaret Atwood but failed to give the name of Bernadine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other

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4. Frugal Instagram star gets book deal

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5. Women writers dominate Amazon’s 2019 bestsellers lists

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November 26, 2019
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 257 (20-Nov to 26-Nov)

1. Chloe Aridjis and Daniel Saldaña Paris named as 2020 winners of Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer’s Award

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2. Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures To Adapt Stormzy-Published ‘Teaching My Brother To Read’ For Television

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3. 2019 National Book Awards announced

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4. Publishers Continue the Battle Against Book Tariffs

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5. Walter J. Minton, Publisher Who Defied Censors, Dies at 96

November 19, 2019
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 256 (13-Nov to 19-Nov)

1. ‘Maoism’ Author Julia Lovell Wins Canada’s $75,000 Cundill History Prize

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2. Politician Asked Locals to Gift Him Books, Now He’s Donating Them to School Libraries

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3. Kit de Waal named FutureBook Person of the Year

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4. Tickets for Elton John Waterstones book signing sell out in 10 seconds

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5. Giant Publisher Macmillan Goes To War Against Libraries

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November 12, 2019
by Neelima

Readers can’t Digest-Week 255 (6-Nov to 12-Nov)

1. Women’s writing began much earlier than supposed, finds academic

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2. Climate strike named 2019 word of the year by Collins Dictionary

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3. Neil Gaiman confirms that work is already underway on Sandman season 2 for Netflix

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4. University of Western Australia’s decision to close publishing house sparks outrage

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5. Jailed Turkish author Ahmet Altan freed after three years

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