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The NYT's column "Modern Love" is becoming a TV show. It is considered a launching pad for authors and something of bucket list item in the literary world. Brandon Sanderson gets a "multi-media" deal. Time picks the best books of the year, so far.

Modern Love to Amazon

The NYT column "Modern Love," which is considered a literary golden ticket and has led to book contracts (here too), is becoming a TV show with Amazon.


The NYT reviews Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman (Ballantine: Random) and The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures by Antonio Damasio (Pantheon). Misty Copeland reviews two dance books while The Shortlist considers "Character-Rich Debut Novels." The paper also circles back and reviews Melissa Broder’s The Pisces (Hogarth) and Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves To Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich (Twelve: Hachette). Ron Charles reviews A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (SJP for Hogarth) for The Washington Post, calling it "absolutely gorgeous." USA Today features Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons by Mike Reiss, Mathew Klickstein (Dey Street: Harper) and gives Kate Andersen Brower’s First in Line: Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the Pursuit of Power (Harper) 3.5 stars. Maureen Corrigan reviews "2 First-Rate Suspense Novels" for NPR's Fresh Air.

Briefly Noted

Time picks the best fiction and nonfiction of 2018, so far. George R.R. Martin details the first GOT sequel and promises, a bit testily, that he is still working on The Winds of Winter. Esquire offers Martin's blog posts with commentary. The Bookseller reports Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. Barnes & Noble picks Anne Tyler's Clock Dance (Knopf; LJ starred review) as its newest book club pick. The NYT profiles Sayaka Murata, Convenience Store Woman (Grove). Salon interviews A.M.Homes, Days of Awe (Viking: Penguin). The Guardian considers comic fiction. Brandon Sanderson gets a "multi-media" deal for comics, a TV show, a podcast, and a new series all centering on Dark One, "a fantasy adventure," reports Deadline Hollywood.

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