Galleycat reports that Emma Watson has been participating in Books on the Underground by leaving copies of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom scattered across London’s Underground system. More from the BBC:
The star left the novels as part of the Books On The Underground movement which sees ‘book fairies’ leave their favourite reads for people to enjoy. Watson left about 100 books with some including a hand-written note….Books on the Underground started in 2012 and leave about 150 books in stations across London each week.
You can learn more about the moving DIY library here, and click through for a shiny new roundup of publishing news!
- Startling casting news for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel: So far, Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t in it!
- World Fantasy Award-winner (and author of this haunting comic) Alyssa Wong talks to Uncanny Magazine about the fictional villains who saved her life.
- The great Lynda Barry discusses her creative process.
- Yen Press has acquired Makoto Shinkai’s novel Your Name for release next spring!
- Over at The Atlantic, Jeff VanderMeer talks about Black Mirror’s central thesis: “We should care about the planet. We should care about each other—and we should engage, not look away.”
- Cat Rambo’s hometown paper interviews her about SFWA, the changing roles of sci-fi in society, and self-publishing.
- Check out this Conjunctions preview to learn more about their upcoming issue “Other Aliens”, which will feature work from Charlie Jane Anders, plus interviews with Kelly Link and Samuel Delany!
- Fabulist Kelly Luce talks about writing the other in this interview with Tin House!
- Looking for things to read this month? Literary Hub has some ideas.
- And finally, I have four words for you: Gothic. Theology. Of. Frankenstein.