Book News Roundup!

JaneAustenPortraitA “rare” and “definitive” portrait of Jane Austen is up for auction at Sotheby’s London. Yours for only about £200,000!

Downtown Boston may soon be the first officially recognized “literary district” in the US. Good thing I’m headed there in May!

The 49th Shelf offers reading cures for multiple ailments.

Margaret Atwood helped Alice Munro celebrate her Nobel win at Victoria’s Empress Hotel last weekend. And she tweeted photos of it!

November is National Novel Writing Month! The folks at NaNoWriMo have all the tools and strategies, including local support, you need to get one done this month.

In anticipation of next Tuesday’s Giller Prize announcement, past recipients pick their all-time-favourite book from previous winners.

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