New(s) Editions: November 25th, 2013

This photo is by _Art, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-license.

This photo is by _Art, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-license.

Italy creates an American Idol-like reality TV show for aspiring novelists to compete for a book deal. nyti.ms/1cXCvkh

After a lengthy eight-year battle, Google wins lawsuit on the grounds of fair use regarding their book-scanning program. Though controversial due to copyright issues, the program has digitally scanned more than twenty million books for participating libraries and online “snippets.” bit.ly/1cshOYR

Critics and writers weigh in on the best books of 2013. bit.ly/1eof1SF

Underdog James McBride receives the 2013 National Book Award for his novel, The Good Lord Bird. Read who else was nominated. cnn.it/1e2PbDa

Eighty-seven year old Harper Lee sues her hometown museum for profiting unfairly from her literary fame. bit.ly/1dYSlL6