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Anna Burns wins the International Dublin Literary Award for Milkman. The 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize shortlist is announced. The CWA Dagger Awards are announced. Michael Robotham wins the Gold Dagger for Good Girl, Bad Girl. Agatha Christie and chess take center stage as a number of adaptations arrive.

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Anna Burns wins the International Dublin Literary Award for Milkman (Graywolf Press: Macmillan; LJ starred review). The Bookseller reports.

The 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize shortlist is announced.

The CWA Dagger Awards are announced. Michael Robotham wins the Gold Dagger, the best crime novel of the year, for Good Girl, Bad Girl (Scribner: S. & S.) The Bookseller has a full report. The site also reports on the Diagram Prize shortlist, the award for the oddest book title of the year.

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Agatha Christie and chess take center stage as a number of adaptations arrive.

Oct. 23:

Death on the Nile, based on the book by Agatha Christie. Theatrical Release. No reviews | Trailer

The Queen's Gambit, based on the book by Walter Tevis. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

The Empty Man, based on the comic series by Cullen Bunn and Vanesa R. Del Rey. Theatrical Release. No reviews | Trailer

After We Collided, based on the book by Anna Todd. Theatrical Release and VOD. Reviews | Trailer

Oct. 25:

The Undoing, based on You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. HBO. Reviews | Trailer

Forever Christmas, based on Mr. 365 by Ruth Clampett. Lifetime. No reviews | Trailer

Oct. 26:

The Creepshow Halloween Special, with segments based on stories by Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill. Shudder. No reviews | No trailer

Oct. 27:

Chico Bon Bon: Monkey with a Tool Belt, based on the series by Chris Monroe. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Reviews

The NYT reviews Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World by H. R. McMaster (Harper): “at its heart, the McMaster strategic plan that might have come to fruition had he worked for a president who was interested in strategic plans.” Also, Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork by Reeves Wiedeman (Little, Brown: Hachette): “like the most engrossing nonfiction stories, has a plot indeed, one that only reality could contrive. To fully appreciate its twists and turns, the reader should understand, or be willing to study on the fly, the customs, manners and vocabulary of contemporary investment banking. The sure reward for this effort is utter horror, unless the reader is herself a banker, in which case profound embarrassment might be more appropriate.” Lastly, there is a round-up review of “Grim, Ghastly and Gruesome: New Horror Fiction.”

The Washington Post reviews The Selected Letters of John Berryman by John Berryman, edited by Philip Coleman and Calista McRae (Belknap Press: Harvard): “[a] tremendous pleasure and fascination of this long-overdue collection. After too long an absence, it is wonderful to see Berryman once again resurrected.” The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom by H. W. Brands (Doubleday: Random House): “gripping … offers a nuanced middle path.” Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now by Evan Osnos (S. & S.): “recaps a lot of what people who’ve been following the campaign already know.” The Folly and the Glory: America, Russia, and Political Warfare 1945–2020 by Tim Weiner (Henry Holt: Macmillan): “guides us briskly through 75 years of mistrust and machinations between Moscow and Washington.” Wendy Carlos: A Biography by Amanda Sewell (Oxford): “an important account that helps us understand the legacy of an underexposed trailblazing composer.” Lastly, a dual review of cartoonist considering Trump and a dual review of books about “Corruption and greed in America’s new Gilded Age.”

Book Marks has “The Best Reviewed Books of the Week.”

Briefly Noted

Tor.com suggests “10 African SFF Novels That Offer a Breath of Fresh Air.”

The NYT has “5 Can’t-Miss Novels for Halloween" and “11 New Books We Recommend This Week.”

LJ offers “Fall Abroad: Top Reading from Around the World.”

Popsugar writes “These New Holiday Romance Novels Are Basically Hallmark Movies in Book Form.” Also, “These 17 Books Will Give You the Same Romantic Thriller Vibes as Rebecca.”

The NYT profiles Douglas Stuart, Shuggie Bain (Grove; LJ starred review), in “How ‘Shuggie Bain’ Became This Year’s Breakout Debut.”

Martin Amis, Inside Story (Knopf), answers the “By the Book” questions for the NYT.

Jeffery Deaver answers The Guardian’s “Books that made me” questions.

Entertainment Weekly has a short but early look at Blade Runner Origins #1. Also, news about Batgirl #50.

O: The Oprah Magazine features Just as I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson (Harper).

In forthcoming book news, Tor.com showcases Inside Man by K. J. Parker (Tordotcom: Macmillan). Also, there is an excerpt of the Psi-Wars anthology edited by Joshia Viola (Hex Publishers).

Authors on Air

Rosario Dawson joins the cast of Hulu's Dopesick, based on Beth Macy’s book. Lena Headey and Luke Wilson lend voices to the animated series New-Gen, based on Marvel's comic series. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa sells film rights. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brad Pitt star in Bullet Train, based on Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka. Deadline reports.

Haley Lu Richardson will appear in the feature adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight. The Hollywood Reporter has that news.

The NINN graphic novels by Jean-Michel Darlot and Johan Pilet sell TV rights. Animation Magazine reports.

Entertainment Weekly considers Roald Dahl adaptations.

The Washington Post has a special book-focused episode of the "Presidential" podcast. It features Carlos Lozada, What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era (S. & S.).

The NYT has a “Popcast” on “The Many Mariah Careys: A conversation about her memoir, her range of contributions to pop music and her secret alt-rock album.”

A new trailer up for News of the World, based on the book by Paulette Jiles. It arrives this Christmas.

A trailer is out for All Creatures Great and Small, based on the books by James Herriott. It debuts on PBS on Jan. 10. Town & Country has more details.

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