Let's Call It Josh Malerman Day, Mar. 19, 2019 | Book Pulse

It is a very newsy day for Josh Malerman. USA Today, LJ, and the NYT have books to note and The Wellcome Prize announces its shortlist.

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Entertainment Weekly excerpts Inspection by Josh Malerman (Del Rey: Random House).

Also, in an interview with Malerman in Esquire, the author breaks news about a Bird Box sequel.

In yet more Josh Malerman news, Deadline Hollywood reports that Black Mad Wheel is headed to the movies.


The NYT reviews Lot: Stories by Bryan Washington (Riverhead: Penguin): "subtle, dynamic and flexible stories ... An underthrob of emotion beats inside them. He’s confident enough not to force the action. The stories feel loose, their cellular juices free to flow." Also, The Parade by Dave Eggers (Knopf): "the final scene of the novel contains such ferocity that it offers good reason for all the tame language that precedes it." Zora and Langston: A Story of Friendship and Betrayal by Yuval Taylor (W.W. Norton): "a highly readable account of one of the most compelling and consequential relationships in black literary history, and the time is ripe for this story to reach a new generation of readers."

NPR reviews Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump by Vicky Ward (St. Martin's Press: Macmillan): "a burn book with page numbers."

The Washington Post  reviews Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Doubleday: Random House): "a volcanic explosion of personal memories, political rants, social commentary, environmental jeremiads and cultural analysis all tangled together in one breathless sentence that would make James Joyce proud." Also, Prince: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations by Prince, with an introduction by Hanif Abdurraqib (Melville House): "Unsurprisingly, these 10 interviews uphold Prince’s reputation for being tight-lipped with his interrogators."

Briefly Noted

USA Today picks its books of the week.

LJ posts its starred reviews for March.

The NYT gathers "The Best Cookbooks for Kids."

The Wellcome book prize announces its short list.

Laila Lalami writes an essay for the NYT on immigration.

The Guardian interviews Dave Eggers, The Parade (Knopf). Also, Nikesh Shukla, The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America (Little, Brown: Hachette).

Entertainment Weekly interviews Helen Oyeyemi, Gingerbread (Riverhead: Penguin).

The NYT has a guide to Harlan Coben's new Victorian house, with photos.

BuzzFeed excerpts How To Be a Patient: The Essential Guide to Navigating the World of Modern Medicine by Sana Goldberg (HarperWave).

Time excerpts What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir in Essays by Damon Young (Ecco: Harper).

Paste excerpts The Monstrous Citadel by Mirah Bolender (Tor: Macmillan).

The Atlantic features Amy Hempel, Sing to It: New Stories (Scribner: S. & S.).

The NYT has a reading guide to Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes.

The Guardian writes about Francis Spufford, Narnia, and copyright laws.

Authors on Air

Tor.com has news that Seanan McGuire’s Wayward Children series is set for TV.

Paste reports there will be a Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark documentary.

NPR interviews Homer Venters, Life and Death in Rikers Island (John Hopkins). Also, NPR interviews Preet Bharara, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law (Knopf).

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