Women Lead the Dublin Literary Award Shortlist | Book Pulse

The Dublin Literary Award shortlist is out and The National Translation Awards longlists are announced. Mulan comes to Disney+ and Get Organized With the Home Edit debuts on Netflix. Debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé gets a seven-figure deal for two YA novels with Feiwel and Friends. Disloyal by Michael Cohen, NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed, and Paranoia within the Most Powerful Political Group in America by Joshua L. Powell, What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action by Jane Fonda, and Melania and Me by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff are in the spotlight.

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The Dublin Literary Award shortlist is out. Eight women authors fill many of the ten slots and several have already won major awards.

The National Translation Awards longlists are announced.

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Sept. 4:

Mulan, based on the Chinese ballad. Disney+ (plus $30). Reviews | Trailer  Note: Tor.com has a guide to the story and its history.

Noughts + Crosses, based on Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers). Peacock. Reviews | Trailer

The Owners, based on the French graphic novel Une nuit de pleine lune by Hermann and Yves H. VOD. Reviews | Trailer

I’m Thinking of Ending Things, based on the book by Iain Reid (Scout: Gallery; LJ starred review). Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy, based the ongoing series of books. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Sept 8:

Curious George: Go West, Go Wild, based on the character created by H. A. Rey. Peacock. No reviews | Trailer

Sept 9:

Get Organized With the Home Edit. Based on the Home Edit books by Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin (Clarkson Potter: Random House). Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Sept. 10:

UNpregnant, based on the book by Jenni Hendricks (HarperTeen). HBO Max. Reviews | Trailer

The Gift, season two, based on the Turkish novel Dünyanın Uyanışı by Şengül Boybaş (Küsurat Yayinlari). Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

The Idhun Chronicles, based on the Spanish book Idhún's Memories by Laura Gallego (Vintage Espanol). Netflix. No reviews | Trailer


The NYT reviews The Caiplie Caves by Karen Solie (FSG: Macmillan): “This will get applauded; people like poetry that looks the way it’s supposed to. But it would be good to see this talented writer disappoint such readers in the future.” Also, Having and Being Had by Eula Biss (Riverhead: Penguin): “A set of meditations on the twisted individual experience of class and capitalism, the book is composed of anecdotes, miniature histories and cultural criticism.” x + y : A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender by Eugenia Cheng (Basic Books: Hachette): “This is an important topic and an important time to find better ways to have conversations … adds a dimension to our thinking and gives us more room to move.” “The Shortlist” has books about “The Dangerous North Korea.” "The Graphic Content" column is out, focused on “Embracing Sexual Identity, These Graphic Novels Burst With Life.”

The Washington Post reviews Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Giggs (S. & S.): “Facts like these are eye-opening. But the book shines most brightly in its poetry.” Also, Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World by Tom Burgis (Harper): “Burgis is a strong storyteller. We can visualize diamonds smuggled in a toothpaste tube for Swiss banking clients.”  America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy by Robert B. Zoellick (Twelve: Hachette): “significant achievement.” Deep Delta Justice: A Black Teen, His Lawyer, and Their Groundbreaking Battle for Civil Rights in the South by Matthew Van Meter (Little, Brown: Hachette; LJ starred review): “A legal saga with an emphasis on storytelling, it’s a valuable contribution to the literature on the civil rights movement and the ongoing fight against white supremacy.”

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

Briefly Noted

The Guardian offers “Biggest books of autumn 2020: what to read in a very busy year.”

Time picks 42 titles for fall.

BuzzFeed also gathers books for fall. So does Town & Country.

Tor.com has “All the New Horror and Genre-Bending Books Arriving in September” and “All the New Young Adult SFF Books Arriving in September.”

BookPage highlights the most anticipated audiobooks of fall.

HuffPost suggests “37 books that address COVID-19 for kids.”

Refinery 29 selects “10 Self-Improvement Books So Good, You’ll Want To Read Them Twice.”

Book Riot offers “10 Books Like The Dresden Files,” “The Best Jane Yolen Books: 9 Books To Get You Started,” and “10 of the Best Urban Fantasy Series to Read.”

In forthcoming book news, debut author Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé gets a seven-figure deal for two YA novels in a deal with Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan. The first is Ace of Spades coming in June 2021. USA Today reports.

Simon & Schuster Audio is releasing Barack Obama: The 60 Minutes Interviews on Oct. 13. USA Today has some details.

Publishers Weekly has a report on Tony Lyons publishing Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump by Michael Cohen (Skyhorse).

HuffPost writes about Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed, and Paranoia within the Most Powerful Political Group in America by Joshua L. Powell (Twelve: Hachette). So does NPR.

The NYT has a feature on Jane Fonda, What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action (Penguin). Vulture also has a story, as does Time.

People showcases Pete and Chasten Buttigieg, authors of I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir (Atria: S. & S.) and Trust: America's Best Chance (Liveright: W.W. Norton).

The Washington Post spotlights Designing History: The Extraordinary Art & Style of the Obama White House by Michael S. Smith, Margaret Russell (Rizzoli) and has a Q&A with Smith.

The L.A. Times features Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady (Gallery: S. & S.).

The L.A. Times interviews Héctor Tobar, The Last Great Road Bum (MCD: Macmillan).

Bustle interviews Emma Cline, Daddy: Stories (Random House).

Electric Lit interviews Elisa Gabbert, The Unreality of Memory: And Other Essays (FSG Originals: Macmillan).

Vulture interviews Erin Brockovich, Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It (Pantheon: Random House).

USA Today interviews Dov H. Levin, Meddling in the Ballot Box: The Causes and Effects of Partisan Electoral Interventions (Oxford).

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, The Discomfort of Evening (Graywolf Press: Macmillan), answers The Guardian’s “Books that made me” questions.

The NYT’s "By the Book" column features John Cleese, Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide (Crown: Random House).

The New Yorker has a Q&A with Vicky Osterweil, In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action (Bold Type Books: Hachette).

Entertainment Weekly excerpts Version Zero by David Yoon (G.P. Putnam's Sons: Penguin).

Tor.com excerpts Devastation Class by Glen Zipper, Elaine Mongeon (Blink: Harper).

The Millions excerpts Blade Runner 2019: Off World by Michael Green, Mike Johnson, Andres Guina (Titan Comics: Random House).

Electric Lit writes “It’s Time for the Slow, Aimless Novel to Get Its Due.”

Publishers Weekly reports that Abrams has acquired Cameron + Company.

The Washington Post reports on Liberation Station, “the independent pop-up bookstore ...[that] sells only children’s literature in which Black children are the main characters.”

Ursula K. Le Guin’s childhood home is for sale, for 4.1 million. The Sacramento Bee has pictures.

Authors on Air

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson looks like it is headed to the movies. Wendy James’s The Golden Child is set for ABC. Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss’s comic book series 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank sells film rights. Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part III is getting a director’s cut and will be re-released in December, with a home edition to follow. Daisy Ridley, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Nina Hoss are set to star in the adaptation of Jessica Shattuck’s Women In The Castle.

NPR’s All Things Considered interviews Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf: Macmillan; LJ starred review). NPR interviews Aiden Thomas, Cemetery Boys (Swoon Reads: Macmillan).

September 8 is Star Trek day. 24-hours of shows and panels. Tor.com has a report.

GMA interviews Omid Scobie, Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family (Dey Street Books: Harper).

No Time to Die gets another trailer. The James Bond film is still set to debut on Nov. 20.

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