Friday, November 22, 2013

Book News You Can Use 11/22/13

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Relax in Paradise Barbara Park, Doris LessingCharlotte Zototow, Sylvia Browne, John Egerton, Herbert Mitgang and Syd Field.

The book world was surprised (again) Wednesday night when James McBride won the National Book Award for Fiction.

Also, as ZoraToniMaya mentioned, Toni and Maya were on the same stage during the awards show.

Shonda Rhimes will be publishing a book in 2015.  Maybe she has a little free time now that Private Practice is over.

George Carlin's daughter is writing a memoir based on the relationship of her famous father.

HBO will be developing a show based out of Walter Mosley's Socrates Fortlow, with Laurence Fishburne in the lead.  So what happened to the Leonid McGill series that HBO was developing?

One of Charleston's most famous residents will also be featured in a HBO adaption of a book.

Terry McMillian speaks the truth in this video from the New York Times.

In a surprise move (not!), a court has delayed the release of the book Diary of Malcolm X.

When Black Feminism meets #nerdland: bell hooks and Melissa Harris Perry recently had a discussion that had everyone talking.

Omar Tyree may not have a major book deal right now, but he is racking up the movie deals.

Here is another interview with Jesmyn Ward. Reading this book right now and enjoying it!

Christmas is a little over a month away. Why not start shopping for the bookworm in your life?

If you are in downtown Charleston today at 4:30 p.m., join me and the sorors of the Charleston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as we host a release party for Kwame Alexander's new book He Said She Said! The event will be at the main library on Calhoun Street. The above video has Kwame with students from my alma mater, Burke High School.  See you there!

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