Dana Li has joined Catapult/Counterpoint as designer. She was previously at Penguin Children’s.
Deirdre Bair, 84, who won the 1981 National Book Award for Samuel Beckett: A Biography, died on Friday in her home in New Haven, CT of heart failure.
The UK Women’s Prize announced its shortlist. (As a reminder, they postponed naming the winner until until September 9.):
Dominicana, by Angie Cruz (Flatiron/John Murray)
Girl, Woman, Other, by Bernardine Evaristo (Grove/Hamish Hamilton)
A Thousand Ships, by Natalie Haynes (Mantle)
The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel (Holt/Fourth Estate)
Hamnet, by Maggie O’ Farrell (Knopf/Headline)
Weather, by Jenny Offill (Knopf/Granta)
Munich’s big Oktoberfest has been cancelled for this year. In response, the Frankfurt Book Fair issued another update on their status in a statement from director Juergen Boos. They still “expect” some form of the Fair “to take place from October 14 to 18. What Frankfurt’s 72nd book fair will look like exactly, we cannot yet say. What is already clear, however, is that it will be a very special event.” Or not. For now, “It will probably be possible to provide a clearer picture as of mid-June.”