Books

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist – Quartz

Thursday, September 14, 2017

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look. The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced. Lincoln in the Bardo, the first novel from acclaimed US short story writer and journalist George Saunders, is joined…

Regional fiction: Jim Fergus follows up on his best-selling “One Thousand White Women” – The Denver Post

Thursday, September 14, 2017

“The Vengeance of Mothers” by Jim Fergus “Hell hath no fury like the vengeance of mothers,” writes Jim Fergus in the sequel to his best-selling “One Thousand White Women.”  Both books are based on a fictitious 1870s Brides-for-Indians program in which the government agrees to send 1,000 white women to the Cheyenne as brides, in exchange for an equal number of horses. The first book ended tragically, as government troops…

Terry Moore’s Graphic Novel ‘Strangers In Paradise’ On Way To Big Screen – Deadline

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Terry Moore and filmmaker Angela Robinson are partnering to adapt Moore’s long-running graphic novel Strangers In Paradise for film. The comic follows Katchoo, a beautiful young woman living a quiet life with everything going for her. She’s smart, independent and very much in love with her best friend, Francine. Then Katchoo meets David, a gentle but persistent young man determined to win Katchoo’s heart. The resulting love triangle is a touching comedy of romantic errors until Katchoo’s former employer comes looking…

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist – Quartz

Thursday, September 14, 2017

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look. The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced. Lincoln in the Bardo, the first novel from acclaimed US short story writer and journalist George Saunders, is joined…

Roald Dahl’s Estate Takes A “Massive Step” Toward Custom Publishing – Fast Company

Thursday, September 14, 2017

About the author KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at “Good Morning America” where he was the social media producer. More

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature – The New Yorker

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The novel “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds, takes place entirely during a sixty-second elevator ride. In the course of that minute, fifteen-year-old Will weighs whether to shoot his brother’s killer. On each floor, an apparition enters and shares an account of violence and vengeance—and it’s all told in verse. “Long Way Down” is one of two books among this year’s contenders for the National Book Award for Young People’s…

Roald Dahl’s Estate Takes A “Massive Step” Toward Custom Publishing – Fast Company

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

About the author KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at “Good Morning America” where he was the social media producer. More

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist – Quartz

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look. The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced. Lincoln in the Bardo, the first novel from acclaimed US short story writer and journalist George Saunders, is joined…

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature – The New Yorker

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The novel “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds, takes place entirely during a sixty-second elevator ride. In the course of that minute, fifteen-year-old Will weighs whether to shoot his brother’s killer. On each floor, an apparition enters and shares an account of violence and vengeance—and it’s all told in verse. “Long Way Down” is one of two books among this year’s contenders for the National Book Award for Young People’s…

Terry Moore’s Graphic Novel ‘Strangers In Paradise’ On Way To Big Screen – Deadline

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Terry Moore and filmmaker Angela Robinson are partnering to adapt Moore’s long-running graphic novel Strangers in Paradise for film. The comic follows Katchoo, a beautiful young woman living a quiet life with everything going for her. She’s smart, independent and very much in love with her best friend, Francine. Then Katchoo meets David, a gentle but persistent young man who is determined to win Katchoo’s heart. The resulting love triangle is a touching comedy of romantic errors until Katchoo’s former employer…

Future Tense Newsletter: Is Science Fiction Predicting the Future? – Slate Magazine (blog)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Margaret Atwood, a speculative fiction author known for writing all-too-near tales of the future, affirms this assessment in a delightful interview with Ed Finn. “ … No, I didn’t predict the future because you can’t really predict the future,” the author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake said. “There isn’t any ‘the future.’ There are many possible futures, but we don’t know which one we’re going to have….

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist – Quartz

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look. The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced. Lincoln in the Bardo, the first novel from acclaimed US short story writer and journalist George Saunders, is joined…

Roald Dahl’s Estate Takes A “Massive Step” Toward Custom Publishing – Fast Company

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

About the author KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at “Good Morning America” where he was the social media producer. More

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature – The New Yorker

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The novel “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds, takes place entirely during a sixty-second elevator ride. In the course of that minute, fifteen-year-old Will weighs whether to shoot his brother’s killer. On each floor, an apparition enters and shares an account of violence and vengeance—and it’s all told in verse. “Long Way Down” is one of two books among this year’s contenders for the National Book Award for Young People’s…

Dear Match Book: It’s My First Foray Into Graphic Fiction – New York Times

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Photo Credit Joon Mo Kang Dear Match Book, In the past year, my book club has moved from voting on selections to members taking turns picking books, which has resulted in a (welcome) diversity of topics and styles. It’s my turn to pick and I’m eager to choose something that would continue our streak of exploration. I’m thinking about picking a graphic novel. I have read “Maus,” by Art Spiegelman,…

Booker Prize: Novelist and bookshop worker Fiona Mozley on shortlist – BBC News

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Image copyright John Murray Press Image caption Fiona Mozley is one of three female writers on the shortlist A 29-year-old writer who works part-time at a bookshop in York has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel. Fiona Mozley, the second-youngest author to be up for the prestigious literary prize, wrote Elmet while commuting between London and York. Emily Fridlund, another debut novelist, is also up…

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature – The New Yorker

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The novel “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds, takes place entirely during a sixty-second elevator ride. In the course of that minute, fifteen-year-old Will weighs whether to shoot his brother’s killer. On each floor, an apparition enters and shares an account of violence and vengeance—and it’s all told in verse. “Long Way Down” is one of two books among this year’s contenders for the National Book Award for Young People’s…

Dear Match Book: It’s My First Foray Into Graphic Fiction – New York Times

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Photo Credit Joon Mo Kang Dear Match Book, In the past year, my book club has moved from voting on selections to members taking turns picking books, which has resulted in a (welcome) diversity of topics and styles. It’s my turn to pick and I’m eager to choose something that would continue our streak of exploration. I’m thinking about picking a graphic novel. I have read “Maus,” by Art Spiegelman,…

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature – The New Yorker

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The novel “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds, takes place entirely during a sixty-second elevator ride. In the course of that minute, fifteen-year-old Will weighs whether to shoot his brother’s killer. On each floor, an apparition enters and shares an account of violence and vengeance—and it’s all told in verse. “Long Way Down” is one of two books among this year’s contenders for the National Book Award for Young People’s…

The National Book Awards Longlist: Young People’s Literature – The New Yorker

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The novel “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds, takes place entirely during a sixty-second elevator ride. In the course of that minute, fifteen-year-old Will weighs whether to shoot his brother’s killer. On each floor, an apparition enters and shares an account of violence and vengeance—and it’s all told in verse. “Long Way Down” is one of two books among this year’s contenders for the National Book Award for Young People’s…