Literary Links: Ishiguro’s banquet speech, the eccentric lives of children’s book authors and more

A roundup of the internet’s best literary news to make your Monday morning more tolerable.

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Kazuo Ishiguro, this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, delivered his banquet speech last night. You can read it here.

An ambitious four-year-old set out to read 100 books in one day, just for kicks. Get the full scoop here. According to the article, “every time he finished 10 books, he did a little dance.”

Publishers Weekly asked 10 famous authors to share their favorite books of 2017. Click here for the results. Spoiler: Jesmyn Ward picked The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak.

Hephzibah Anderson wrote an incredibly fun piece for BBC about the eccentric lives of children’s book authors. Check it out. 

Goodreads announced that it will begin charging authors and publishers to give away their books,” reports The Verge. Read more about the controversial new policy here.

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