Namwali Serpell Wins Arthur C. Clarke Award for 'The Old Drift' | Book Pulse

Namwali Serpell wins the Arthur C. Clarke award for The Old Drift. Nikky Finney wins the Wallace Stevens lifetime achievement award. David McKee, the author of the Elmer books, wins the BookTrust lifetime achievement award. The shortlist is out for the Financial Times/McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year. The Time 100 list includes Ibram X. Kendi and Tomi Adeyemi. The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett and Rage by Bob Woodward lead ten titles onto the bestseller lists.

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Namwali Serpell wins the Arthur C. Clarke award for The Old Drift (Hogarth: Random House; LJ starred review). The Guardian reports.

Nikky Finney wins the Wallace Stevens lifetime achievement award. Lit Hub reports.

David McKee, the author of the Elmer books, wins the BookTrust lifetime achievement award. The Guardian has a report.

The shortlist is out for the Financial Times/McKinsey & Company Business Book of the Year.

The Time 100 list is out. Authors on the list include Ibram X. Kendi and Tomi Adeyemi.

New Title Bestsellers

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fiction

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett (Viking: Penguin) debuts at No. 1 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 3 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books: Hachette) makes a debate at No. 2 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 6 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Total Power by Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills (Atria/Emily Bestler Books: S. & S.) takes No. 3 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 4 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Tor Books: Macmillan) opens at No. 4 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list and No. 15 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (Bloomsbury USA: Macmillan; LJ starred review) enchants at No. 9 on the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list.

Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie (Dutton: Penguin) closes the NYT Hardcover Fiction Best Sellers list at No. 15.

Nonfiction

Rage by Bob Woodward (S. & S.) debuts at No. 1 on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation by Candace Owens (Threshold Editions: S. & S.) holds No. 2 on both the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list (with the bulk buy indicator) and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin (Clarkson Potter: Penguin) cleans up at No. 7 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life: A Cookbook by Gina Homolka (Clarkson Potter: Penguin) cooks ahead at No. 10 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

Antiracist Bestsellers

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo (Beacon): No. 1 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Seal: Hachette; LJ starred review): No. 2 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (Spiegel & Grau: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 4 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House): No. 5 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson (Random House; LJ starred review): No. 5 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah (One World: Random House): No. 6 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein (Liveright: W. W. Norton; LJ starred review): No. 7 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Nation): No. 8 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (New Press): No. 9 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum (Basic Books: Hachette): No. 10 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (One World: Random House; LJ starred review): No. 12 on the NYT Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers list.

Reviews

NPR reviews Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami (Pantheon: Random House): “no-holds-barred.” Also, We're Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy by Elijah Cummings and James Dale (Harper; LJ starred review): “It is a compelling memoir … a poignant reminder of just how much the nation lost with his death.”

The Washington Post reviews Finding My Father: His Century-Long Journey from World War I Warsaw and My Quest To Follow by Deborah Tannen (Ballantine: Random House): “indeed on the sentimental side … Fortunately, Eli Tannen’s century-spanning Jewish American life is well worth reading about.”

The L.A. Times reviews The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey (Andy Cohen Books: Macmillan), calling it “her best performance yet.”

Book Marks has “5 Reviews You Need to Read This Week.”

Briefly Noted

USA Today reports on the 600,000+ sales week for Rage by Bob Woodward (S. & S.).

The NYT picks 17 books for October.

Esquire has selections for fall as well.

The CBC has Canadian poetry picks for autumn.

BuzzFeed offers “15 Novels To Read That Celebrate Bisexuality.” Autostraddle features "8 Books Featuring Bi+ People in Longterm Relationships.”

USA Today has a piece on Troubled Blood by Robert Galbraith (Mulholland Books: Hachette). So does Vox.

Entertainment Weekly writes about both Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar (Little, Brown: Hachette; LJ starred review) and Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami (Pantheon: Random House).

Time features Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty by Jeff Pearlman (HMH; LJ starred review).

The NYT features Benjamin Lorr, The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket (Avery: Penguin). The NYT “Inside the List” column features David Chang, Eat a Peach: A Memoir (Clarkson Potter: Random House). The “By the Book” column features Reed Hastings, No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention (Penguin).

People writes about Sunny Hostin’s I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living Between Worlds (HarperOne) and Hilary Duff’s forthcoming children’s book.

Tor.com excerpts The Burning God by R. F. Kuang (Harper Voyager).

io9 excerpts The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw (Erewhon: Workman).

Elle excerpts Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q Sutanto (Berkley: Penguin).

In even more forthcoming book news, Popsugar writes about Natalie Portman's Fables by Natalie Portman, illustrated by Janna Mattia (Feiwel & Friends: Macmillan).

Amazon suggests books to read after Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers: Hachette).

CrimeReads offers “A Brief History of the Juvenile Mysteries You Checked Out of the Library Eight at a Time.”

Authors on Air

Mariah Carey, The Meaning of Mariah Carey (Andy Cohen Books: Macmillan), will feature on The Oprah Conversation on AppleTV.

NPR’s Morning Edition interviews Barbara Kingsolver, How To Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry (Harper).

PBS NewsHour interviews Amit Majmudar, What He Did in Solitary: Poems (Knopf).

Disney is moving a number of big films due to the pandemic. Black Widow moves to May 7, 2021. Death on the Nile, West Side Story, and more get moved as well. James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad is getting a TV spinoff, to be titled Peacemaker. It will run on HBO Max and star John Cena. Amazon Studios is adapting the forthcoming The Jealousy Man by Jo Nesbø. Deadline reports.

David E. Kelley is adapting Sarah Vaughan's Anatomy of a Scandal for Netflix. The Hollywood Reporter has details.

The Haunting of Bly Manor gets a trailer. It is based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James and airs on Oct. 9.

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