Where To Start with Louise Glück | Book Pulse

There is much more coverage of Louise Glück’s Nobel win, including interviews and suggested readings. A host of adaptations arrive today and through next week, including The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Right Stuff, and The Spanish Princess. James Patterson is going to adapt his forthcoming novel The Noise. The 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards go to Cadwell Turnbull for The Lesson and Ted Chiang for Exhalation. EarlyWord posts its October GalleyChat Roundup. More on Skyhorse publishing.

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Louise Glück, Nobel Winner

The NYT gathers a few memorable lines by Nobel winner Louise Glück. Also, the paper has a full report on the win, an interview, and an appraisal of Glück's work.

The Guardian writes “where to start with an extraordinary Nobel winner.”

Vox has a poem to introduce you to the poet.

The L.A. Times has a recording of Glück reacting to the win.

Here are a few recorded readings and interviews.

Page to Screen







Oct. 9:

The Haunting of Bly Manor, based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

The Right Stuff, based on the book by Tom Wolfe. Disney+. Reviews | Trailer

The War with Grandpa, based on the book by Robert Kimmel Smith. Theatrical Release. Reviews | Trailer

From the Vine, based on Finding Marco by Kenneth Canio Cancellara. VOD. Reviews | Trailer

Oct. 11:

Fear the Walking Dead, based on the comics by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. AMC. No reviews | Trailer

The Spanish Princess, based on The Constant Princess and The King's Curse by Philippa Gregory. Starz. Reviews | Trailer

Oct. 12:

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, based on the web comic by Rad Sechrist. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Oct. 15:

A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting, based on the books by Joe Ballarini. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Star Trek: Discovery, there are associated titles. CBS All Access. No reviews | Trailer


NPR reviews Missionaries by Phil Klay (Penguin): “a deeply ethical novel, and one that often pauses to question the purpose of war and possibility of redemption for combatants of all kinds. It is also a very well-built narrative.”

The L.A. Times has a dual review of books that consider “How Reagan and the finance bros gave us Trump.”

The Washington Post reviews Snow by John Banville (Hanover Square: Harper): “terrible. Not just mundanely flat, but aggressively, sneeringly terrible … One wonders what Banville ... thought he was doing in writing this ostentatious crypt of a detective novel?” Also, Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country by Cristina Rivera Garza, translated by Sarah Booker (The Feminist Press at CUNY): “The author strives for a future that is better — and she’s optimistic enough to think that it’s possible.” The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts by Scott Anderson (Doubleday: Random House): “focuses on the lives of four engaging and adventure-seeking men, using the techniques of collective biography to tell a story at once sweeping in its scope and fascinating in its particulars.” Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami (Pantheon: Random House): “Lalami’s insight in showing the subtle and overt ways discrimination operates in so many facets of life is one of this book’s major strengths. These essays amass a shocking amount of evidence that as a country, the United States is falling far short in protecting and guaranteeing its promised full rights to all citizens.” Tales from the Ant World by Edward O Wilson (Liveright: W.W. Norton): “With its modest and sometimes amusing tone, the book is a delight — and may coax readers to take up ant-watching themselves.” Jubilee by Jennifer Givhan (Blackstone Publishing): "Givhan manages to tell a story about Mexicali culture that, by focusing on one young woman’s hope, avoids cultural generalizations and tells, instead, a story of family growth and personal triumph." Undaunted: My Fight Against America's Enemies, At Home and Abroad by John O. Brennan (Celadon: Macmillan): "The best thing about the memoir of this very strong-willed and prickly man is that it’s a full Brennan, from beginning to end. This is a headstrong and unapologetic book, one whose author tells us what he really thinks — especially about President Trump."

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

Briefly Noted

The Neukom Institute for Computational Science presents its annual award to Cadwell Turnbull for his novel The Lesson, and Ted Chiang for his collection Exhalation. Tor.com reports.

EarlyWord posts its October GalleyChat Roundup.

The NYT recommends 11 books for the week.

BookPage has book club suggestions.

Emily M. Danforth, Plain Bad Heroines (William Morrow: Harper; LJ starred review), picks “7 spooky novels to read this Halloween season” for Entertainment Weekly.

The NYT considers the books about Nike and "The Shortlist" offers “Examining the Fraught Subject of Guns and Police.”

Shondaland interviews Maria Hinojosa, Once I Was You: A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America (Atria: S. & S.). Also, an interview with Ina Garten, Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (Clarkson Potter: Penguin).

The Washington Post interviews Merrill Markoe, We Saw Scenery: The Early Diaries of Merrill Markoe (Algonquin: Workman).

In forthcoming book news, PRH acquires Tom Taylor and Jon Sommariva’s new YA graphic novel series Neverlanders. The Hollywood Reporter has details.

Tor.com excerpts How the Multiverse Got Its Revenge by K. Eason (DAW: Penguin).

The L.A. Times writes “How Skyhorse Publishing became a house of last resort for Dershowtiz, Keillor, anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers -- and a cancellation target itself.”

The Washington Post has an essay entitled “How books, and both of my husbands, comforted me during the pandemic.”

The Library of Congress acquires the National Women’s Party archives. The NYT reports.

BISG will hold a town hall on diversity, equality, and inclusion. Publishers Weekly reports.

YA author Bette Greene has died. USA Today has an obituary. Biographer Maynard Solomon has died. The NYT has an obituary.

Authors on Air

Yōko Ogawa’s The Memory Police is headed to Amazon as a feature film. Christopher Paolini’s To Sleep in a Sea of Stars gets optioned for a film. Shudder will air Alexandre O. Philippe’s Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist. James Patterson has a first-look deal with Sharp Objects studio eOne and will adapt his forthcoming The Noise. Helena Bonham Carter will narrate an animated adaptation of Clown by Sir Quentin Blake. It will air on the UK's Channel 4; no news yet of a US partner. Snowpiercer, season two, will debut on January 25 on TNT. A teaser is out. Deadline reports.

The Expanse, season 5, gets a trailer. It will air on Amazon Prime starting Dec. 16 and is based on the series by James S.A. Corey.

Invincible gets a trailer. It also airs on Amazon Prime, sometime in 2021, and is based on the comics by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley.

PBS NewsHour has discussion questions for Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why by Paul Tough (Mariner: HMH).

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