May 18, 2016

What’s The Dig? Here’s The Dig: Fully Booked’s weekly digest of book news. Literary fuel to get you through hump days.


1. The Vegetarian wins the 2016 Man Booker International Prize for Fiction.

Author Han Kang hails from South Korea, and The Vegetarian is her first work that’s translated in English. It is a dark and complex story of a woman who decides to become a tree. (Not a bad idea when you’re tired of being human, right?)



2. Watch out for crime-fighting Jesuits on the big screen.

Author F. H. Batacan recently tweeted this “teaser” regarding her award-winning novel, Smaller and Smaller Circles.


3. Whose (last) line is it anyway?

Some novels are recognizable from the very first line, but how well do you know the last lines? Take this quiz and find out.

Photo from Flickr


4. Lena Dunham drops a new book.

And now it’s all gone. Her chapbook, Is it evil not to be sure?, is a collection of her diary entries from when she was 19. With no formal announcement, she released only 2,000 autographed copies, which sold out in a matter of hours.

Photo by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times

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