Book News – Friday, 6th May, 2011

  • Fans of the Songs of Fire & Ice series by George R. R. Martin can rejoice.  After years of waiting, and several missed release dates, the author has finally finished the much anticipated finale.  From Blastr.
  • You know those really cool looking old books you always see in period dramas?  The Guardian wonders whatever happened to the “Handsome Book.”
  • Anne Robinson’s My Life in Books has been commissioned for a second series by the BBC.  The series has a chat show format in which Robinson sits down with celebrities to discuss their favorite books.  From the BBC Press Office.
  • Cerys Matthews, former lead singer of Catatonia, is publishing her own children’s books based on Welsh Legends.  From the BBC.