7 Books That Ended up Killing Lots of People (And Sharks)

7 Books That Ended up Killing Lots of People (And Sharks)

Every day the world is flooded with books of all kinds. Though most of these books will have little impact, a few will. Of those few, some may inspire less-than-desirable outcomes from bombings and sexual assaults to extinction-level events. Be careful what you write.   Malleus Maleficarum by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger   Image Via Rebel Circus   Published way back in 1483, Malleus Maleficarum (English translation: “The Hammer of Witchcraft”), a manual for budding witch hunters, fanned the flames of religious hysteria at the height of Europe’s Protestant reformation. The book would ultimately go through 36 editions over the next two hundred years, no …

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist Announced

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist Announced

The National Book Awards have released the longlist for this year’s award in Young People’s Literature. Check back with us for more longlists from the National Book Awards, including tomorrow’s poetry longlist! The Young People’s Literature longlist includes a diverse range of books, including a memoir from prolific children’s author Gary Paulson, a graphic novel debut from web comic author Noelle Stevenson, and a biography of Malcolm X that was co-written by his daughter. The contenders will be narrowed down to a smaller group of finalists on October 14. The winner will be announced at a ceremony, which will include other book categories, in New …