'White Blood' by Kiki Petrosino Wins Rilke Prize | Book Pulse

The 2021 University of North Texas Rilke Prize, which honors emerging poets, goes to Kiki Petrosino for White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia. The Loan Stars list for March arrives, and The Lost Village by Camilla Sten is the top pick. Ample adaptation news includes the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Old, based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters, plus new details on filming for the next season of Outlander. Books receiving a lot of buzz include No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood and Unfinished: A Memoir by Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

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Adaptation News

Watch the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Old, based on the graphic novel Sandcastle by Pierre Oscar Levy and illustrated by Frederik Peeters (SelfMadeHero: ABRAMS).

Season 6 of Outlander is back in production after Covid-related delays, according to Elle.

A series adaptation of Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore (Flatiron: Macmillan; LJ starred review) is in the works. Also, Miramax picked up the rights to Free Radicals, a short story by Alice Munro. Nicole Kassell, who directed Watchmen, will direct a new feature adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Two movies based on books from Victoria Christopher Murray’s Seven Deadly Sins anthology, Lust: A Deadly Sins Saga and Envy: A Deadly Sins Saga, will air on Lifetime on April 17 and April 24, respectively. Deadline reports.

Reviews

The L.A. Times reviews No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (Riverhead: Penguin): "...either a work of genius or an exasperating endurance trial." Also, We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida (Ecco: Harper Collins): "Eulabee is an engaging narrator. The question is: Why does this novel fall a bit flat?"

The Washington Post reviews Milk Fed by Melissa Broder (Scriber: S. & S.): "Broder’s second novel combines her singular style with adventures of the calorie- and climax-filled kind, sumptuous fillings surrounded by perfectly baked plot." Also, Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler (Catapult: Penguin): "The deceptive posing, the withering irony, the infinitely cloned political outrage — it’s all splayed out here in this witty novel that captures a certain species of Internet life better than any other book I’ve read." No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood (Riverhead: Penguin): "It’s a vertiginous experience, gorgeously rendered but utterly devastating."

USA Today reviews The (Other) You: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco: HarperCollins), which earns 2.5 stars: "Her stories follow her signature form, one that defies most regular conventions, complete with unexpected (if at this point also predictable) twists and turns." 

The NYT reviews Landslide by Susan Conley (Knopf: Random House): "...enveloping and warm, if slightly undercooked and sometimes flat-footed." Also, The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing by Sonia Faleiro (Grove): "'The Good Girls' is transfixing; it has the pacing and mood of a whodunit, but no clear reveal; Faleiro does not indict the cruelty or malice of any individual, nor any particular system."

NPR reviews Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad (Random House; LJ starred review): "...a spectacular debut which leaves us eager to see what this gifted young woman will do next." Also, Love and Other Poems by Alex Dimitrov (Copper Canyon): "'Love and Other Poems' promises that every now and then, love will find us."

Briefly Noted

The 2021 University of North Texas Rilke Prize, which honors emerging poets, goes to Kiki Petrosino for White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia (Sarabande).

The first PERIPLUS fellowship class, which matches 55 writers who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color with mentors, has been announces. Lit Hub has details.

The Loan Stars list for March arrives. The Lost Village by Camilla Sten (Minotaur: Macmillan) is the top pick.

EarlyWord's GalleyChat for February is out.

BuzzFeed shares their 19 favorites out this week.

The Booklist Reader picks its best for the week.

Town & Country picks the best books out this month.

CrimeReads recommends 5 new psychological thrillers.

Barbara Hoffert has new Prepub Alert columns in LJ

USA Today has "10 must-read Black History Month book recommendations."

The NYT looks at "New & Noteworthy" titles.

Actor Danny Trejo is writing a memoir, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood (Atria: S. & S.), with the help of fellow actor and best friend Donal Logue. Entertainment Weekly has details about the book, which is due out July 6.

Dancer and author Misty Copeland is writing a middle-grade book, Black Ballerinas (Aladdin: S. & S.), which is due out Nov. 2. People has more.

Editors at Mental Floss have compiled fun facts about various books for The Curious Reader: A Literary Miscellany of Novels & Novelists (Weldon Owen: S. & S.). It's due out May 4.

Entertainment Weekly has a Q&A with Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Unfinished: A Memoir (Ballantine: Random House).

Hilton Als writes in The New Yorker that Tove Ditlevsen, The Copenhagen Trilogy (FSG: Macmillan), "makes profound and exciting art out of estrangement."

"I was trying to write an atmosphere," Patricia Lockwood tells the NYT of No One Is Talking About This (Riverhead: Penguin).

John Lithgow shares his favorite recent reads with Amazon.

The Shelf Awareness "Reading with…" column features Angie Thomas, Concrete Rose (Balzer + Bray: HarperCollins).

Quan Barry, We Ride upon Sticks (Pantheon: Random House), does the Book Marks "Questionnaire." 

BOMB speaks with Dantiel W. Moniz about Milk Blood Heat (Grove; LJ starred review).

Shondaland interviews adrienne maree brown, We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice (AK Press).

Victor L. Wooten discusses The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues (Vintage: Random House) with Kirkus.

While readers wait on a copy of Faithless in Death by J. D. Robb (St. Martin's: Macmillan), this week's top library hold, to become available, LJ and LibraryReads suggest some read-alikes.

Maria Guarnaschelli, the cookbook editor known for the 1997 revision of The Joy of Cooking, has died. Publishers Weekly has an obituary.

Authors on Air

NPR's Fresh Air interviews Elizabeth Kolbert, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future (Crown: Random House; LJ starred review).

Gabrielle Glaser discusses American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption (Viking: Penguin) on the Keen On podcast.

Emma Copley Eisenberg, The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia (Hachette), is on the Reading Women podcast.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Unfinished: A Memoir (Ballantine: Random House), appeared on Good Morning America, and will be on A Little Late with Lilly Singh tonight.

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