Bookish and Awesome’s weekly round-up of buzz-worthy news from around the bookternet in bite size. Click on the links to be directed to the full articles.
Bloomsbury and Pottermore will publish two new books this autumn for the British Library exhibition “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”, opening on 20th October.
“Previously unseen material from the Bloomsbury archive and J K Rowling” is promised for both titles, with Rowling’s original drafts for the books set to be on display in the exhibition for the first time.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic, a £30 hardback with full-colour illustrations, will be the official book of the exhibition, while paperback Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic (£12.99) will be “aimed at a family audience”.
And the story of the boy who lived lives on (what?).
In an attempt to help those that were displaced and/or otherwise harmed by the fire that consumed Grenfell Tower just a week ago, a large number of authors have donated signed items, Skype calls, and other in demand experiences to an auction that will go to benefit those families through the British Red Cross London Fire Relief Fund.
Once again, it is proven that book people are the best people.
With just about every major character – Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Jaime Lannister and some dragons, to point out a few – making appearances, the new trailer foreshadows the unification of the various battling clans as they join forces.
The latest Game of Thrones trailer used Ramin Djawadi’s ‘Light of the Seven’ and I am not okay. Also? “Unification” is highly doubtful.
Penguin’s Dutton imprint has announced plans to publish a new novel by YA author John Green on October 10, Turtles All the Way Down. This will be his first novel since The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton, 2012), which has sold 23 million copies worldwide. The book follows 16-year-old Aza Holmes as she investigates the disappearance of a fugitive billionaire, while coping with mental illness. Dutton has planned a first print run of 1.5 million copies.
This seems to me a pretty bizarre title but it doesn’t matter because WE ARE GETTING A NEW JOHN GREEN BOOK!