The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish literature with his novel 100 Years of Solitude, has died at the age of 87, a person close to the family has said. García Márquez had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia. Full story
Pictured: Gabriel García Márquez at his house in Mexico City, 2010. Photograph: Miguel Tovar/AP
From a Random House commissioned demographic study based on 2012 Bowker Pubtrack, Forrester, and Pew data.
- Susan Kuklin’s new nonfiction Beyond Magenta follows the stories of six transgender and gender-neutral teenagers.
- Jennifer Donnelly (A Northern Light) makes a splash with her multi-platform mermaid saga.
- Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl) announced two new graphic novels.
- Jennifer Lynn Barnes (The Naturals) announced a new young adult series, beginning with The Fixer.
- Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires) announced a new young adult fantasy series.
- Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (These Broken Stars) launch their Fight for the Future tour with numerous guest authors.
- Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey) will host a faery market this Thursday as part of the San Francisco Writers Conference.
- Kate Hattemer announced an April launch event for The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy.
- Author Lemony Snicket won the 2014 Charlotte Zolotow award.
- The ALA announced the 2014 Youth Media Award winners.
- YALSA announced the 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults.
- Universal Orlando is expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- In Off the Page, artist Fabiola Garza creates illustrations for Shannon Hale’s The Goose Girl and Princess Academy.
- In Dragonrage, editor Nicole talks to Matt about his experienceys as a transgender teenager.
- In Plays With Words, E.M. Caines chats with Jenny Kaczorowski (The Art of Falling) about writing and revising.
- Keep up with upcoming YA releases.
- Keep up with recent cover releases.
- Keep up with recent excerpt releases.
- What’s on our list this week? Ten fey stories!
Next issue: February 23, 2014.
Information is everywhere. How you utilize it makes all the difference. My good friend Andre’ Wagner (AbstractElements) is a good example of this very point.
My library is alive. Yesterday I took my old photography book, The Waking Dream, and stood it up, so I could study the black-and-white cover of a woman’s back, from the 18th century. As she faced her future, now long gone, I felt as if I’d been transported to another time, another place.