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On the Books: Jon Krakauer will take on campus rape in next book

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Jon Krakauer, author of Into the Wild, is tackling a new subject: campus rape. His upcoming nonfiction work Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town will feature accounts of sexual assaults at the University of Montana and is set for release April 21. (USA Today)

Cassandra Claire is teaming up with young adult novelists Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman for a 10-part novella series titled Tales From The Shadowhunter Academy. The first installment, Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy, will be released Feb. 17, and Devon Bostick from The CW’s The 100 will narrate the audiobook. (Adweek)

The audiobook for I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai won the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album. (Adweek)

Prince Charles has made British author Hilary Mantel a dame for her literary contributions. Both Bring Up the Bodies and Wolf Hall won the Man Booker, England’s highest literary prize. The latter is being adapted into a series to be aired on PBS in April. (L.A. Times)

Keeping the awards train rolling, The Folio Prize just announced its shortlist which includes Ali Smith’s How to Be Both, also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In its second year, the England-based fiction prize is open to international authors, with the winner receiving $60,000. (L.A. Times)

Unfortunately for readers in Toronto, there will not be another Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair. The inaugural event, which took place last fall, boasted more than 400 Canadian and international authors including Margaret Atwood and Jeff Kinney. (Publishers Weekly)

After a seven-year hiatus following a car bombing that killed 26, large crowds turned out for the return of the Iraqi book market on Mutanabbi Street. Under Saddam Hussein, this marketplace was used to publish and sell illegal antigovernment works under false names. (L.A. Times)

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