Friday, May 1, 2015

Book News You Can Use 5/1/15

Congratulations to all of the Triangle Award and Edgar Award winners!  Congrats also go to Marion Coutts for winning the Wellcome Book Prize!

The Broadway musical Fun Home, which is based off an autobiography (that caused much controversy at one of the local colleges two years ago), was nominated for 12 Tony Awards.

More than 90 authors are protesting PEN American Center giving a free speech award to Charlie Hebdo.  But Salman Rushdie feels that the authors should get over it.

Publishers Weekly has come out with their Summer Reads book list for 2015!  So has Huffington Post.

Angela Fournoy's The Turner House was reviewed in the New York Times!

And Roxane Gay reviewed God Help the Child for The Guardian.

Speaking of Toni Morrison, if you were like me and missed her speak during her short book tour this week, here is video of her event in New York City on Monday.

And this chick got to meet Toni.  I'm jealous.

Here are some new stories about Attica Locke and Cynthia Bond.

The Head Ball Coach is writing an autobiography! #gogamecocks

Books that may be heading to a TV near you: The Fever and The Brief History of Seven Killings.

Green Eggs and Ham will be an animated show on Netflix in 2018.

Roots will be remade and back on TV next year.

The singing sisters on Nashville released a children's book (and a song to go with it).

Janet Mock is going to be on Super Soul Sunday this weekend!

Melissa Rivers and Taya Kyle are releasing books on how they have dealt with recent and sudden losses.

President Obama announced that 10,000 ebooks will be given out to children and is seeking committments to make sure that every child has a library card.  You can see yesterday's announcement here. #yassssss #makingsurethebabiesread #thankyouobama

Happy 85th Birthday Nancy Drew!

Shannon with Reading Has Purpose is currently in Trinidad and Tobago for their annual literary festival.  I forgot to ask her if I can stowaway in her suitcase.

Orsayor at Book Referees interviewed award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson for her blog.

Support this Kickstarter to help build Little Free Libraries!

Despite today's much welcomed news in the Freddie Gray case, author and Baltimore native Farai Chideya said that even thought there are no quick fixes to the city, its people give her hope.

1 comment:

  1. That made me laugh :)

    Reading lists give me anxiety for some reason so I'm not going to click on those Publisher's Weekly and Huff Post links.

    I'm going to do a post on the exciting new books to tv projects! I didn't even know what to do with myself when I heard about The Warmth of Other Suns.

    I hate that I'm going to miss Super Soul Sunday; I don't have OWN. I really enjoyed Redefining Realness. Oprah actually found out about the book because someone sent a tweet to her!