Readers Respond

In Tip Sheet two weeks ago, we ran Michael Honig’s list of his top 10 satires (, which includes Don Quixote, Blackadder, and more. But 10 just wasn’t enough for our readers, who offered plenty of suggestions of their own. Here are a few of their favorites:



Suggested by Lynda Brooks

A Confederacy of Dunces

John Kennedy Toole

Suggested by Olivia Hartman


George Orwell

Suggested by Jerri Patton

Gulliver’s Travels

Jonathan Swift

Suggested by Autumn Barowski

“Just about everything by Jane Austen”

suggested by Sandra Hutchinson

Zone One

Colson Whitehead

Suggested by Craig Pittman

From the Newsletters

Tip Sheet

Pulitzer finalist Eowyn Ivey speaks with her editors about bringing to life her new novel, To the Bright Edge of the World (Little, Brown).

Children’s Bookshelf

Booksellers across the country are launching book clubs for young readers.

Booklife Report

Neoglyphic Entertainment has launched a platform that uses data science, gaming, and VR technology to create multimedia e-books.


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A plethora of authors and illustrators descend on a Vermont bookshop.


Week Ahead

PW senior writer Andrew Richard Albanese on the sudden departure of Barnes & Noble CEO Ron Boire.

More to Come

This week the More to Come crew discusses the success of U.S. Rep. John Lewis’s March trilogy (Top Shelf), the rumors around the movie Suicide Squad, and the big uptick in sales at Marvel and DC.


Patrick McDonnell talks about his new picture book, Tek: The Modern Cave Boy (Little, Brown), about a prehistoric child who is glued to his tablet, phone, and other technology.

Last week, after a few weeks’ hiatus, the most-read review on PW’s website, once again, was The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley (HMH).

PW Radio

Historian Heather Ann Thompson discusses her new book, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon). PW editorial director Jim Milliot weighs in on the Barnes & Noble CEO’s departure.