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Winners are announced for the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards and David Diop wins the 2021 International Booker Prize with At Night All Blood Is Black. Legacy by Nora Roberts, Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan, and The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul top the best sellers lists. Interviews and conversations with: Kelsey McKinney of God Spare the Girls, Monica West of Revival Season, Dan Abrams and David Fisher of Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby, Casey McQuiston of One Last Stop, Tony Oppedisano of Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours, Carol Anderson of The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, Clint Smith of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, and Sinéad O’Connor of Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life. Quentin Taratino is making an adaptation of his book Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and MGM will be adapting Norman Partridge’s Dark Harvest.

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Awards & News

The 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards winners are announced.

David Diop wins the 2021 International Booker Prize with At Night All Blood Is Black (Picador: Macmillan).

The U.S. Book Show announces 2022 dates for a hybrid of virtual and in-person events via press release. For more information about the past show click here.

Brink Literacy Project announces a Kickstarter for the new project, The Literary Tarot, to feature Margaret Atwood, Vita Ayala, K.E. Edgmon and many other authors

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Links for the week: NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers | NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers | USA Today Best-Selling Books

Fiction

Legacy by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s Press: Macmillan) rises to No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Shadow Storm by Christine Feehan (Berkley) arrives at No. 1 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) debuts at No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list and No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Nonfiction

A Course Called America: Fifty States, Five Thousand Fairways, and the Search for the Great American Golf Course by Tom Coyne (Avid Reader Press: S. & S.) swings at No. 11 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else by Jordan Ellenberg (Penguin Pr.) calculates No. 13 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Housewives by Brian Moylan (Flatiron) shines at No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The Washington Post reviews Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life by Sinéad O’Connor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt): ““Rememberings” is nonlinear, and, due to O’Connor’s midcareer memory loss, necessarily fragmented.”

The New York Times reviews Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment by Maxine Bédat (Portfolio: Penguin): "The author doesn’t actually deconstruct the life of, say, your 501s, but rather uses denim as a quasi-synonym for “piece of clothing most people own” and a tool to illustrate how surprisingly hard it is to answer the seemingly innocuous questions: Where and how are my clothes made? How do they get to me? What happens when I’m done with them? Not to mention the pretty awful reality of the response when it finally comes." Also, Double Blind by Edward St. Aubyn (Farrar): "“Double Blind” is an often cluttered work crying out for tighter narrative control and thematic unity."

NPR reviews How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith (Little, Brown): “Smith deftly connects the past, hiding in plain sight, with the today's lingering effects.”

Locus Magazine reviews The Raconteur’s Commonplace by Kate Milford (Clarion: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt): “The prevailing theme to be found here, though it is often buried quite deep, is that of deal making, specifically the kind of deals that are made with the devil.”

Book Marks has "5 Reviews You Need to Read This Week."

Briefly Noted

Entertainment Weekly has a conversation with Kelsey McKinney, author of God Spare the Girls (William Morrow: HarperCollins) and Monica West, Revival Season (S. & S.) about the central question identical in their works. Also, Matthew Rhys, star of HBO’s Perry Mason discusses restoring a Ernest Heminingway-inspired boat.

Interview magazine speaks with Kristen Arnett, With Teeth (Riverhead) about what it takes to get her in the writing mood.

Dan Abrams and David Fisher write a piece about their book Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby (Hanover Square Press: HarperCollins) and history that has almost been lost to time.

Casey McQuiston, One Last Stop (St. Martin’s Griffin; LJ starred review) speaks with Oprah Daily about her anti-coming out story.

Fox News features an interview with Tony Oppedisano, author of Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours (Scribner: S. & S.) about the circumstances surrounding Marilyn Monroe’s death. People provides more information and an excerpt.

The New York Times interviews Alice Waters, author of We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto (Penguin; LJ starred review) about the books that have inspired her work. Also, Emily Henry, People We Meet on Vacation (Berkley; LJ starred review) speaks about the solitude of writing and insights into publishing.

Ben Philippe, Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend: Notes from the Other Side of the Fist Bump (Harper) talks about how George Floyd's death transformed his bookLos Angeles Times has more. Also, a feature about Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life by Sinéad O’Connor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and how female performers are mistreated by their their industries, fans, and news media.

Lucy Ives, author of Impossible Views of the World (Penguin) has a new novel, Life is Everywhereacquired by Graywolf's new Executive Editor Yuka IgarashiLit Hub breaks the news.

Beth O'Leary, The Road Trip (Berkley), answers the Book Marks Questionnarie rapid-fire book recommendations.

Tor.com provides an excerpt of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton (Berkley) and an excerpt of Joss Lake’s Future Feeling (Soft Skull).

CrimeReads presents “Six Great Literary Thrillers About Espionage, Spies, and Double Agents” and "The Literature of the Con: Great Books About Grifters and Swindlers."

Oprah Daily has “20 of the Best New Summer Books to Pick Up This June” and “26 Books to Give the World’s Best Dad on Father’s Day.”

Entertainment Weekly lists “Hot Stuff: May romances kickstart summer with escapism.”

Tor.com provides “Five SFF Novels With Trans Women Protagonists” and “Let’s Rank Every Ted Chiang Story Ever Published.”

LitHub has “At the Intersection of Journalism and Memoir: A Reading List.”

Book Marks gives “6 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book to Light Up Your June.”

USA Today lists "10 new LGBTQ books to celebrate Pride Month: Gay 'Great Gatsby,' 'Queer Bible,' more."

Authors on Air

NPR Fresh Air features author Carol Anderson, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America (Bloomsbury: Macmillan) on how gun ownership is treated in the US along racial distinctions. Also, Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown), on the complexity of America’s history of slavery. Plus, Morning Edition features Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life by Sinéad O’Connor (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and a portrait of the artist as a young woman

Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown) also speaks with Kirkus podcast about the influence teaching high school English near Washington, D.C. had his work.

Quentin Taratino talks about an adaptation of his book Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Harper Perennial: HarperCollins). Entertainment Weekly has the interview. MGM will be adapting Norman Partridge’s Dark Harvest (Tor Books: Macmillan). Tor.com has more information.

Caleb Azumah Nelson, author of Open Water (Grove Press, Black Cat) speaks with Candice Brathwaite at the Hay Festival about his debut novelLit Hub has the video recording.

J.B. MacKinnon, The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves (Ecco; LJ starred review) has a conversation with Andrew Keen on the Keen On podcast about how consumerism is driving the current environmental crisis. Also, a discussion with Daniel Levin, Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East (Algonquin) about how monetary value can be placed on everything including human lives.

Melissa Febos, author of Girlhood (Bloomsbury), speaks to Otherppl podcast about the details of her essay that explores being stalked.

Jodie Turner-Smith discusses the possibility of joining Netflix’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise (Penguin). Variety has the news. 

The Hollywood Reporter shares news of the Netflix cancellation of the adaptation of Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy and the ongoing development of The Magic Order (Image Comics: Diamond Books) adaptation. Also, Steven Rowley’s The Guncle (Putnam) will be developed into a movie by Lionsgate

Fox News has a take on Dr. Anthony Fauci’s new book, Outnumbered.

The View will interview Sinéad O’Connor, author of Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life by (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) tomorrow.


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