Welcome to your weekend, Savvy Readers! We’ve got some great bookmarks in store for you today, so let’s jump right in.
1. CBC Short Story Prize is now open
For all of you Savvy Readers who love to read AND WRITE, CBC is having a short story competition. Submissions are running from now until October 31, 2019. You can win $6,000, have your short story published on CBC Books, and an opportunity to attend a two-week writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity! The other four finalist will receive $1,000 and will also have their story published! We would love to see your writing talents! Learn more about the prize here.
2. How many years was this library book overdue?!
I’ve had a few overdue library books back when I was a kid, but never THIS overdue! At the Vancouver Public Library, they recently found several books that have been returned… DECADES OVERDUE! One children’s book was returned 47 year later, while another set of art books were more than 50 years late! Take a look at the dates when these books were checked out!
3. Emily St. John Mandel’s new book is coming to TV!
Hot off the amazing news that Emily St. John Mandel‘s beloved modern classic, Station Eleven, will be adapted into a TV series and helmed by the director of Atlanta (one of the best shows on TV, if I may add), we have even more amazing news to share: Emily St. John Mandel‘s newest book, The Glass Hotel, will also be making the jump to the small screen! Even though the book doesn’t come out until the end of March, we can’t wait to dive into it. Learn more about the adaptation news here and learn more about the book here!
That’s all we’ve got, Savvy Readers! Aside from the new Margaret Atwood dropping, did you catch anything noteworthy in the wonderful world of books? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!