Billie Jean King's Memoir 'All In' Coming This Summer | Book Pulse

Tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King will publish All In: An Autobiography in August. Other forthcoming book news includes the first print volume of the romance webcomic Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe, and a a graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman's short story Chivalry. Torrey Peters will write and produce the series adaptation Detransition, Baby, and other adaptions in the works include The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey, The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa, and Gun Love by Jennifer Clemen. Adaptations out this week include My Salinger Year, based on the book by Joanna Rakoff, and Chaos Walking, based on The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Plus, a new Black studies book series is being established at Columbia University Press.

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Forthcoming Book News

Tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King will publish All In: An Autobiography (Knopf: Random House) on Aug. 17. GMA has details.

Artist Colleen Doran will work with Neil Gaiman on a graphic novel adaptation of his short story Chivalry (Dark Horse). The Hollywood Reporter has details. 

Rachel Smythe announced on Instagram that her romance webcomic Lore Olympus will be available in print. Del Rey is publishing the first volume on Oct. 5. 

Vanity Fair has an excerpt from Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight by Julia Sweig (Random House), which is out March 16.

O: The Oprah Magazine excerpts Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray (Penguin Young Readers). It's due out Sept. 28.

io9 excerpts Crossbones by Kimberly Vale (Wattpad). It's due out Oct. 5.

Page to Screen

March 5: 

Chaos Walking, based on The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Theatrical Release. Reviews | Trailer

The Affair, based on The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. VOD. Reviews | Trailer

My Salinger Year, based on the book by Joanna Rakoff. Theatrical Release. Reviews | Trailer

Wynonna Earp, based on the comic book series by Beau Smith. SYFY. Reviews | Trailer

March 7:

Pennyworth, which has associated titles. Epix. Reviews | Trailer

March 12:

Yes Day, based on the book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer


The NYT reviews Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race by Shanna H. Swan and Stacey Colino (Scriber: S. & S.): "Other than the pervasive chemical names, it is written in a casual, accessible style and will be of practical relevance to couples and young adults who are considering having a family." Also, Infinite Country by Patricia Engel (Avid Reader: S. & S.): "Her writing sets out to be majestic, and it is, like an overflowing soufflé."

NPR reviews The Committed by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove): "From a satirical James Bond-esque spy story in The Sympathizer, the author shifts to James Baldwin's intersectional politics in The Committed to address greed, prejudice, and violence." 

The Washington Post reviews Brood by Jackie Polzin (Doubleday: Random House): "Some novelists floodlight the world; Polzin uses a penlight to beautifully illuminate the least glamorous corners of a quotidian life and the maintenance they require."

The L.A. Times reviews The Life of the Mind by Christine Smallwood (Hogarth: Random House): "Smallwood is talented, and her work is unafraid of wading into the thicker, more literally visceral parts of female experience." 

Book Marks’ "Best Reviewed Books of the Week."

Briefly Noted

Shelf Awareness previews notable books out next week.

The NYT shares "10 New Books We Recommend This Week."

The Root selects the best books out this week.

Lambda Literary rounds up "March’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books." lists "New Young Adult SFF for March and April 2021."

Kirkus recommends "4 Books To Read for Women’s History Month."

The L.A. Times speaks with Admiral James Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman about their collaborative process on 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin).

T Magazine looks into the "new generation of artists, both rappers and poets, [who] are consciously forging closer kinship between the genres."

Electric Lit interviews Hala Alyan, The Arsonists' City (HMH).

Sister Souljah talks with Shondaland about Life After Death (Atria/Emily Bestler: S. & S.), and says "it's possible" we could eventually see an adaptation that brings Winter Santiaga to the screen. Also at Shondaland, interviews with Naima Coster, What's Mine and Yours (Grand Central: Hachette), and Elizabeth Kolbert, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Crown: Random House; LJ starred review).

Mary H.K. Choi, Yolk (S. & S. Books for Young Readers), does a Q&A with Bustle.

At Eater, Tienlon Ho discusses working with Brandon Jew on their cookbook Mister Jiu's in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food (Ten Speed: Random House).

Tamara Winfrey-Harris, The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America (Berrett-Koehler: Random House), and Deesha Philyaw, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies (West Virginia Univ.), are in conversation at Bitch Media.

At CrimeReads Tom Straw (aka Richard Castle), explains how he "went from taking three years to write his first novel, The Trigger Episode, to three months to write his first Nikki Heat novel, Heat Wave."

Wired ponders R. A. Lafferty, The Best of R. A. Lafferty (Tor: Macmillan), "a sci-fi writer’s sci-fi writer" that nobody else seems to read. 

Lego is offering a new Winnie the Pooh set that's marketing toward adults.

Major public library systems, including NYPL and Denver Public Library, will keep controversial Dr. Seuss books in circulation. The New York Post reports.

Book Riot looks into "The Ever-Growing Challenges of Getting Books into Prisons."

A new Black studies book series is in the works at Columbia University Press, in collaboration with Howard University. Publishers Weekly has more info.

Authors on Air

Torrey Peters will write and produce the series adaptation Detransition, Baby. Annapurna will adapt The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey as a feature film. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa is being developed as an international TV series. Julie Taymor will direct and Liv Lisa Fries will star in the adaptation of Gun Love by Jennifer Clement. Deadline has news on all.

Netflix picked up the rights to Shadecraft, an upcoming comic book by Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett, and Henderson will co-write the pilot. The Hollywood Reporter has details.

The trailer for Made for Love, based on the book by Alissa Nutting, is out. It premieres on HBO Max in April.

There's a new teaser for Zack Snyder's Justice League. It premieres on HBO Max on March 18.

Joe Scarborough, Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization (Harper), is the featured guest, and Frank Bruni and Charlamagne Tha God are on the panel, on tonight's Real Time with Bill Maher.

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