Vincent Brown, Camilla Townsend, & William Dalrymple Are Cundill History Prize Finalists | Book Pulse

Vincent Brown, Camilla Townsend, and William Dalrymple are the 2020 finalists for the Cundill History Prize. The Millions selects “Must-Read Poetry” for October. Tor.com has a piece on Alternate History by Alaya Dawn Johnson and announces a new five-book contract with Tamsyn Muir. HBO is adapting Jo Nesbø’s The Son. The Game of Thrones TV sequel, House of the Dragon, has started casting.

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Vincent Brown, Camilla Townsend, and William Dalrymple are the 2020 finalists for the Cundill History Prize.

Bustle interviews Tamsyn Muir, Harrow the Ninth (Tor.com: Macmillan; LJ starred review) and in forthcoming book news, Tor.com announces a new five-book contract with the author.

NDP reports that cookbooks on baking bread are on the rise.

Reviews

The NYT reviews The Silence by Don DeLillo (Scribner: S. & S.): “even more bone-hard and skeletally spare than its predecessor, though its subject is considerably broader.” Also, Inside Story by Martin Amis (Knopf): “Nothing in Amis prepared me for such scenes, for their quiet, their simplicity.”

The Washington Post reviews Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters by Helena Andrews-Dyer, R. Eric Thomas (Dey Street: Harper; LJ starred review): “the book is strongest when focused on the long road, the slog of local government, what she’s had to face as a Black woman in Congress who is unapologetic about her power.”

Briefly Noted

The Millions selects “Must-Read Poetry” for October.

Lit Hub suggests “14 new books to treat yourself to.”

AARP picks "20 of the Scariest Books You'll Ever Read."

Popsugar writes “These 17 Books Will Give You the Same Romantic Thriller Vibes as Rebecca.”

Amazon has Tana French’s favorite reads of 2020.

NYT has “New & Noteworthy Visual Books From Extraordinary Women to Van Gogh’s Letters.” Also, a offers a list of “the scariest novel set in every state.”

The L.A. Times spotlights The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by Les Payne, Tamara Payne (Liveright: W. W. Norton; LJ starred review) and writes about the history of biographies about Malcolm X.

The NYT features Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, The Undocumented Americans: A Homecoming (One World: Random House).

The Washington Post highlights Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection by Daniel Wallace and illustrated by Lukasz Liszko, Ryan Valle (Insight Editions: S. & S.).

Tor.com has a piece on Alternate History by author Alaya Dawn Johnson, Trouble the Saints (Tor Books: Macmillan), entitled "Downstream From History: What Makes a History ‘Alternate’?."

In forthcoming book news Giada De Laurentiis announces Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out (Rodale: Random House) will publish in March. Also, singer-songwriter Jimmie Allen plans a children's book in July 2021, to be titled My Voice Is a Trumpet. Flamingo Books is publishing. People has details.

Gizmodo excerpts No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull (Blackstone), coming out Sept. 2021.

Entertainment Weekly has news of Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman (Quirk Books: Random House). It is forthcoming in April.

Tor.com excerpts The Ravens by Kass Morgan, Danielle Paige (HMH Books for Young Readers).

Shondaland interviews Arianna Davis, What Would Frida Do?: A Guide to Living Boldly (Seal Press: Hachette).

Entertainment Weekly’s print interview with Scott Eyman, Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise (S. & S.), is now online.

Gizmodo interviews Lou Diamond Phillips, Tinderbox: Soldier of Indira (Aethon Books, LLC).

Vanity Fair has further reporting on Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult by Robert Lacey (Harper).

Toni Morrison’s Tribeca loft is for sale, for 5 million. Lit Hub has details and pictures.

Authors on Air

HBO is adapting Jo Nesbø’s The Son, with Jake Gyllenhaal to star and executive produce. Variety reports.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the Game of Thrones sequel at HBO, House of the Dragon, has started casting. The brief piece also has details about the show.

Jennifer Donnelly’s Poisoned is set for the movies. Andrew O’Hagan’s Mayflies is headed to TV. Acorn TV and Channel 5 are adapting P.D. James’s Inspector Dalgliesh mysteries. Deadline reports.

PBS News Hour interviews Lynne Cheney, The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation (Viking: Penguin).

Fox News features Always Young and Restless: My Life On and Off America's #1 Daytime Drama by Melody Thomas Scott, with Dana L. Davis (Diversion Books).

The Flight Attendant gets a trailer. It is based on the book by Chris Bohjalian and will debut on HBO Max on Nov. 26.

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