News Bites

Simon & Schuster to launch Science Fiction, Fantasy Imprint. Reports say their books will be aimed at readers of all ages. The imprint will be led by Jon Anderson. Get the full story here.


Novelist Joanna Trollope says in an interview that children need classics rather than fantasy such as Twilight and The Hunger Games. (source)

Author Erin Bow has a wonderful response to it. Read her essay here.


Not exactly news but Buzz Feed compiled the last words of famous authors. I hope I’m as eloquent when I’m dying.


If you are in the Vancouver area on October 30th, there is a Charles van Sandwyk event that is free and open to the public. He will be presenting a talk at 12 pm in the IKBLC building (in the Dodson room). There is also an exhibit in the rare books sections in the library on the first level of the IKBLC building.