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The 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist is announced. Katherine Rundell has won the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction for Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne. The Porchlight Business Book Awards longlist is announced. News reports cover banned books, the HarperCollins Union strike, and indictments related to the Z-Library ebook archives. There are interviews delving into conversations with Prince Shakur, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Aliza Kelly, Pauline Dakin, Dan Chaon, Zosia Mamet, and Bono. 

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Awards & Buzzy Book News

The 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist is announced.

Katherine Rundell has won the 2022 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction for Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne (FSG).

The 2022 Porchlight Business Book Awards longlist is announced.

PEN America releases a report on the “nearly 300 books banned in Missouri since August,” as reported by Changing America.

NYT's First Person podcast features a librarian who spoke out about book banning, was targeted, and is fighting back.

Vulture covers the HarperCollins Union strike vote.

The United States federal government has indicted two Russian nationals related to the Z-Library ebook archives, according to Gizmodo.

On the 75th anniversary of Octavia Butler’s birth, NYT revisits her work and “bold imagining of the future.”

The Washington Post releases a plethora of end-of-the-year lists including: a “best of 2022,” notable nonfiction, fiction, thriller and mystery, and finally, best books according to novelists, poets, historians, and actors.

Author Marcus Sedgwick has died at age 54. The Bookseller covers tributes to his life and work.

Page to Screen

November 18:

She Said, based on the book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Universal Pictures. Reviews | Trailer

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, based on the novella by Charles Dickens. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Bones and All, based on the book by Camille DeAngelis. MGM. Reviews | Trailer

Slumberland, based on a comic Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

The People We Hate at the Wedding, based on the book by Grant Ginder. Prime Video. Reviews | Trailer

Spirited, based on the novella by Charles Dickens. Apple TV+. Reviews | Trailer

Interrupting Chicken, based on the book by David Ezra Stein. Apple TV+. No reviews | Trailer

The Violence Action, based on the manga series by Shin Sawada. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

November 22:

Welcome to Chippendales, based on the book Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders by K. Scot Macdonald and Patrick MontesDeOca. Hulu. Reviews | Trailer

November 23:

Devotion, based on the book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos. Sony Picture. Reviews | Trailer

Lady Chatterley’s Lover, based on the book by D. H. Lawrence. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

Wednesday, based on the comics by Charles Addams. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

November 24:

The Noel Diary, based on the book by Richard Paul Evans. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Laid-Back Camp Movie, based on the manga series by Afro. Crunchyroll. No reviews | Trailer

Sword Art Online the Movie Progressive: Aria of a Starless Night, based on the books by Reki Kawahara. Crunchyroll. Reviews | Trailer


Datebook reviews The Consequences by Manuel Muñoz (Graywolf): “stories are as observant as they are revealing — full of nuanced subtext and bracingly honest depictions of vulnerability and hope, love and regret, and everything in between. They deserve all the attention they can get.” reviews The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka (Norton): “a novel about Sri Lanka’s gruesome, violent civil war; a novel about the people who live through it and those who died, and the fate of the country after. It feeds off Vonnegut, off Rushdie, and ultimately it’s a novel about the most human things of all: love, friendship and surviving via the stories we tell.”

Book Marks shares "the Best Reviewed Books of the Week."

Briefly Noted

Prince Shakur, When They Tell You to Be Good (Tin House; LJ starred review), talks to The Rumpus about “the art of memoir, intersecting identities, finding clarity amidst chaos” in an interview.

Astrologer Aliza Kelly and author of This Is Your Destiny: Using Astrology To Manifest Your Best Life (St. Martin’s Essentials), discusses the power of coincidence in a conversation with Popsugar.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner talks about her work leading up to publication and the recent adaptation of her book, Fleishman Is in Trouble (Random House) with Bustle

Senator Bernie Sanders will be coming out with a new book, It’s OK to be Angry About Capitalism (Crown), set to be released in February 2023, according to Lit Hub

Author and therapist Nedra Tawwab is coming out with a new book, Drama Free: A Guide to Managing Unhealthy Family Relationships (TarcherPerigree), now available for pre-order as reported by Essence.

Michael Dirda, a critic for The Washington Post, makes a case for “old books…the classic, the unusual, the neglected.”

The Millions considers the work of Helen DeWitt, author of the most recently published The English Understand Wool (New Directions: Norton).

NPR features the National Book Award winners speeches, highlighting Tessy Gunty, author The Rabbit Hutch (Knopf; LJ starred review).

Bustle gives a first look at First Position by Melanie Hamrick (Berkley), due to be released in 2023. provides a first chapter preview of The Crane Husband by Kelly Barnhill ( 

Book Riot features TikTok in book lists including “21 Books That Went Viral” and “The 10 Most Popular Mystery Books” on the social media platform. Also, “8 Amazing Works of SFF in Translation.”

CrimeReads lists "Seven Thrillers Above, Below, and Around the Seven Seas."

Esquire has “The Best Nonfiction Books of 2022 (So Far).”

NYPL Blog shares “Favorite Reads for Jewish Book Month.”

AV Club recommends 10 pop culture-related coffee table books for the season.

Entertainment Weekly lists “the season’s best new romance books.”

Autostraddle provides “Eight Romance Novels Featuring Trans Women, by Trans Authors.”

NYT makes recommendations for 9 new books, 6 new paperbacks, and "What to Read During the World Cup."

Authors on Air

Pauline Dakin talks about her “childhood on the run” as detailed in her memoir, Run, Hide, Repeat (Penguin Canada), which is now a podcast. CBC has more.

Dan Chaon, Sleepwalk (Henry Holt and Co.), chats with the host of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast about “Twitter, identity, and imposters.”

Bono talks to Brené Brown about his book, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story (Knopf; LJ starred review), and “carrying the weight of our contradictions” on her Unlocking Us podcast in the first of a 2-part interview.

Salon Talks interviews actress and author Zosia Mamet about her new book, My First Popsicle: An Anthology of Food and Feelings (Penguin) and shared “deep emotional connections to food.”

Good Morning America shares books discussed and recommended on The Book Case podcast with Kate and Charlie Gibson.

The Keen On podcast highlights author interviews including subjects on "Ted Kennedy and the rise of American conservatism" with Neal Gabler, author of Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009 (Crown) and "how to nurture truth in the digital age" with Heather Ford, who has written Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age (MIT). 

Lit Hub considers the recent film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's The Wonder

The Indicator from Planet Money delves into Kim Stanley Robinson’s book, The Ministry for the Future (Orbit: Hachette), and how its central idea could be “a monetary-policy-based solution to the climate crisis.”

The Daily Wire has acquired option rights for film and television series to create an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (NAL). Deadline has more. Also, news on a bidding for rights to an unwritten book by “cryptocurrency exchange titan Sam Bankman-Fried” heats up.

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