50.5 - Don't Send Your Kids to a Love Story Writer's Private School
We round up a ton of recent book news: adaptations, new series installments, well deserved awards, book business news, one famous ex-pharmacutical rep turned romance novelist turned private school board member gone bad, one ex-sex crime prosecutor turned mystery novelist turned bad, and more Outrages about Naomi Wolf.
Our next book discussion is Women Talking by Miriam Toews.
Here’s the links:
Nicholas Sparks runs a school with racist and homophobic ideas. The Daily Beast
Hunger Games Prequel on the way. The New York Times
The Perfect Nanny to be adapted in to English film. Deadline
20,000 Christians sign petition to remove Amazon Prime show Bad Omens, but address it to Netflix. The Gaurdian
Jokha Alharthi wins the Man Booker International prize for her novel Celestial Bodies, making her the first Omani novelist to win the prize. The Guardian
Joy Harjo is the first Native American to be named US Poet Laureate. The Washington Post
Author of The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo first person of color to be awarded Carnegie Medal. The Guardian
Barnes & Noble is set to sell to Elliott Management Corp - hedge fund that acquired Waterstones in 2018. NPR
The Strand Bookstore designated historical landmark despite owner’s objections. NPR
Dutton drops mystery writer and former NYC Prosecutor Linda Fairstein after renewed public interest in the Central Park 5 case. Publisher’s Weekly
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt postpones US release of Naomi Wolf’s Outrages after more questions about accuracy arise. Lit Hub