Friday, September 18, 2015

Book News You Can Use 9/18/15



Congratulations to all of the National Book Award nominees!

The Man Booker Prize shortlist was announced this week.

The New York Times has created a fellowship in the memory of David Carr.

Maya Angelou's art collection sold for over $1 million.

Looking for some new African-American female authors to read?  Kalisha Buckhanon has some recommendations.

Legendary basketball star and author Kareem Abdul Jabbar is now trying his hand at fiction with a new book about Sherlock Holmes' brother.

Beverly Jenkins was featured in a recent Book Riot podcast.

Shout-out to romance writer Christine Jones, who started a new blog and podcast about African-American romance called Girl, Have You Read.

A woman wrote a book about hiking in the wild and it's not called Wild.

Girl on The Train author Paula Hawkins may be coming to a city near you!

A new publishing company has been started by a daughter of one of the Koch brothers. Yes, those wealthy brothers who fund Republican candidates (yuck).

Really, what ever happened to Google Books?

Amazon's not playing around with their new Kindle Fire tablets.

Toni Braxton will be staring in a Lifetime movie based on her autobiography, Unbreak My Heart.

There will soon be a film based off of one of Zadie Smith's novellas.

Help raise money for a movie based on Clarence Nero's book Cheekie: A Child Out of the Desire.

As a librarian, I can testify that weird things happen at the library.  Add feet-smelling people to the list.

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