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Carmen Maria Machado wins the Rathbones Folio Prize for In the Dream House: A Memoir. In more award news, the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Career Achievement Winners are announced, the shortlist is out for the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, and the Producers Guild of America honors the book-based Nomadland with its top prize. Another adaptation, The Queen's Gambit, also wins. Speaking of winning, Win by Harlan Coben starts at No. 1 on both the NYT Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. Liane Moriarty’s forthcoming Apples Never Fall has already sold adaptation rights.

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Carmen Maria Machado wins the Rathbones Folio Prize for In the Dream House: A Memoir (Graywolf Press: Macmillan).

The 2021 PEN America Literary Awards Career Achievement Winners are announced.

The shortlist is out for the 2021 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

The Producers Guild of America honors the book-based Nomadland with its top prize. Another adaptation, The Queen's Gambit, also wins. Deadline reports.

New Title Bestsellers

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

Win by Harlan Coben (Grand Central: Hachette) starts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs (Ace: Penguin) lands at No. 2 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list and No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories by Jeff Kinney (Abrams) is No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Nonfiction

This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends about Racism by Don Lemon (Little, Brown) debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and at No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out by Giada De Laurentiis (Rodale: Random House) cooks it up at No. 8 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Nöthin’ But a Good Time by Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock (St. Martin’s) rocks on at No. 14 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight by Julia Sweig (Random House) takes No. 15 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

The NYT reviews Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance by Mia Bay (Belknap Press: Harvard): “Her excellent book deepens our understanding of not just where we are but how we got here.” Also, Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said by Timothy Brennan (Farrar; LJ Starred Review): “Without quite succeeding, “Places of Mind” aims to capture the thick Rolodex of names that steered Said as he developed those insights.”

The Washington Post reviews The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper): "The venerable PI is at her best."

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

Briefly Noted

Time posts “A Reading List to Celebrate Asian Authors, From Members of TIME's Asian Community.”

USA Today features The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle by Rob Kenner (Atria).

The NYT has a book-filled essay by author Elisa Gabbert.

The NYT has “15 New Books to Watch For in April.”

HipLatina presents 13 Must-Read Books by Latinx Authors in 2021

Bustle has “These 10 Novels About Cults Will Keep You Up At Night.”

CrimeReads selects "10 Debut Novels You Should Read This Month." 

Parade offers “Our Favorite Books of Spring! 25 New Releases For Your Reading List.”

The Washington Post’s Michael Dirda suggests readers take a new look at “trailblazing science fiction author” Muriel Jaeger. The NYT features Tillie Olsen and the NYT’s "Book Club" series on classic works of American literature turns to Patricia Highsmith and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

The L.A. Times interviews Kaitlyn Greenidge, Libertie (Algonquin).

Salon interviews Jennifer Farmer, First and Only: A Black Woman's Guide to Thriving at Work and in Life (Broadleaf Books: 1517 Media).

People interviews Aimee Mayo, Talking to the Sky (Little Blue Typewriter).

Author Glennon Doyle and her agent Margaret Riley King talk about their creative process with The Washington Post

Vulture has a report on author Sara Gruen’s “six-year fight to free an incarcerated man.”

The NYT's "By the Book" column features Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Every Day Is a Gift (Twelve: Hachette; LJ Starred Review) and Walter Isaacson, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race (S. & S.), is featured in the "Inside the List" column.

In forthcoming book news, Stevie Van Zandt has a memoir on the way, Unrequited Infatuations. Sarah Moss has a new novel in the works, The Fell. The Bookseller reports. Fox News has a feature on the upcoming The Women of the Bible Speak (Broadside Books: HarperCollins Christian Publishing) by Fox News anchor Shannon Bream, which is “the second title of the new Fox News Books platform.” CBC has an excerpt of the forthcoming Fight Night by Miriam Toews (Bloomsbury: Macmillan). LitHub has a cover reveal for Machete by Tomás Morín (Knopf), out in October.

Literary agent Beth Phelan announces the creation of DiverseVoice Inc., a nonprofit promoting "authors and illustrators from underrepresented communities of books for both adults and children through various programs." Publishers Weekly has more information.

The Washington Post writes "Who should translate Amanda Gorman’s work? That question is ricocheting around the translation industry."

Authors on Air

NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Reuben Jonathan Miller, Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration (Little, Brown: Hachette).

PBS NewHour’s Beyond the CANVAS interviews “novelist Margaret Atwood, playwright Danai Gurira, and others to talk about finding meaning as a writer.”

Deadline reports that Liane Moriarty’s forthcoming Apples Never Fall has already sold adaptation rights. Matthew McGough’s The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation is headed the screen as well. David Duchovny will star in the adaptation of his Truly Like Lightning book for Showtime. Pierce Brosnan will play Dr. Fate in the next Black Adam film. There is also casting news for Shantaram, based on Gregory David Roberts novel.

Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Committed (Grove), will be on with Seth Meyers tonight.

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