++ John Grisham wins the Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction, an award for “exemplifying the positive role of lawyers in society,” for The Confession, USA Today reports. Meanwhile, there’s no word on whether The Lincoln Lawyer’s Michael Connelly plans to appeal.
++ British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published a sneak-peek excerpt from Stephen King’s introduction to a new edition of The Lord of The Flies. King ruminates on the nature of childhood and name-drops Terrence Malick.
++ And speaking of the Telegraph: According to the Los Angeles Times, a UK court ordered the British broadsheet to pay the equivalent of $100,000 in damages to art writer Sarah Thornton, who claimed she was libeled in a review of her bestseller Seven Days In The Art World. Let this serve as a cautionary tale to us all—Canadian contemporary art critics are not to be messed with.
++ And, on the Un-Googleable Book Releases front, Little, Brown has announced that “Untitled,” by Anonymous, will hit shelves this fall, the New York Times reports. There’s speculation that the title of the 320-page nonfiction text will change to something a little snappier containing the words “Bernie Madoff”: An internal company database at Little, Brown’s parent company lists freelance writer Catherine Hooper, fiancée of the former NASDAQ chairman’s younger son, as a co-author.