Friday, March 27, 2015

Book News You Can Use 3/27/15

Can we please make this into a movie? Please Hollywood?

Relax in Paradise Ellen Conford and Martyn Goff.

Congratulations to Akhil Sharma for winning the Folio Prize!

Congratulations also go out to Kwame Alexander for winning the Hopkins Poetry Award!  Did you catch him on PBS Newshour yesterday?

The nominees for the Man Booker Prize were announced this week.

The hills are alive...with a new Julie Andrews memoir!

A posthumous Nelson Mandela memoir will be released.

Also releasing a memoir is Elvis Costello.

Ethan Hawke is will be releasing his first book in over ten years.

A new Dr. Seuss museum will be opening in Massachusetts.

A grant is helping to digitalized works of African-American poetry.

Here is an article about poet and Columbia native Terrace Hayes.

If you have not read The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, you need to.  Let this article convince you even more.

New Toni Morrison essay!

Hear this interview with Honorary Soror Paula Williams Madison talking about her new book, Finding Samuel Lowe.

Here is another interview with James Hannaham, who talks about his new book Delicious Foods.

Authors have been announced for the National Book Festival!

Does anyone find it interesting and weird that Pat Conroy has opened a gym?

Looks like Game of Thrones will be running out of material to film soon.

Here is a trailer for The Causal Vacancy.

Fancy Nancy will become an animated TV movie and series for Disney Junior!

Steven Spielberg will be directing the movie version of Ready Player One.

Missouri's governor was already on the $#!& list for Ferguson. Now he's trying to cut funding for libraries.  He better ask the Luv Gov how that worked out for him.

A Sci-Fi anthology honoring Octavia Butler will be released.

Here is a list of 10 classic African-American books who should be made into films.  I agree with the person in the comments who suggested 32 Candles.


  1. I'm glad they noted that this isn't the final list of author for the National Book Festival....Will you attend?

  2. I don't know if I will attend the National Book Festival, but I do have a friend that goes every year.