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Awards announcements abound with the 24th International Latino Book Awards, the 2022 Dayne Ogilvie Prize finalists, the 2022 Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize longlist, and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. Author interviews are out with Mimi Zhu, Anna Dorn, Joshua Whitehead, Beth Macy, Jamila Rowser, Robyn Smith, Craig Morgan and Todd McFarlane. There is adaptation news for Elin Hilderbrand’s book The Perfect Couple and The Idea of You by Robinne Lee.

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Awards & Buzzy Book News

The 24th International Latino Book Awards are announced.

The 2022 Dayne Ogilvie Prize finalists are announced.

The 2022 Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize longlist is announced.

The 2022 Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards are announced.

USA Today explores the topic of rising book bans.

A lawsuit banning books and Barnes & Noble will have a hearing in Virginia, according to Lit Hub

A school in North Texas deems George Dawson’s biography Life Is So Good (Penguin), after which the school is named after, inappropriate for reading, according to The Root

Vox covers the Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster’s court case.

Star Tribune announces the upcoming season of Club Book, with both virtual and in-person events.

Page to Screen

August 26:

The Invitation, inspired by Dracula by Bram Stoker. Sony Screen Gems. No reviews | Trailer

Samaritan, based on the Mythos Comics graphic novels by Bragi F. Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta. MGM. No reviews | Trailer

Three Thousand Years of Longing, based on the short story “The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye” by A. S. Byatt. United Artists Releasing. Reviews | Trailer

Loving Adults, based on the book ‘Till Death Do Us Part by Anna Ekberg. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Partner Track, based on the book The Partner Track by Helen Wan. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

August 30:

My Donkey, My Lover & I, inspired by Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson. Greenwich Entertainment. Reviews | Trailer

August 31:

DC’s Stargirl, based on associated titles. CW. Reviews | Trailer

September 1:

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, based on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga by Hirohiko Araki. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, based on The Lord of the Rings books by J. R. R. Tolkien. Prime Video. No reviews | Trailer


The Washington Post reviews The Viral Underclass: The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide by Steven W. Thrasher (Celadon): "the sometimes sprawling nature of the storytelling, and Thrasher’s liberal acknowledgment and incorporation of many of his friends and colleagues (as well as his past journalism and relationships), ultimately work in the service of one of his main points: that we are all more interconnected and reliant on one another than we always realize." Plus, Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis by Beth Macy (Little, Brown): "a portrait of the compassionate and practical people who have stepped in to help stem the tens of thousands of drug deaths that still destroy families every year." Also, The Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa's Racial Reckoning by Eve Fairbanks (S. & S.): "One lesson of the book is that people reared in places saturated with complicated racial meanings ought to treat their convictions about race with diffidence and perhaps with suspicion." And, a couple more reviews posted today.

NYT reviews The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People by Walter Russell Mead (Knopf; LJ starred review): "less a history of U.S.-Israel policy than a sweeping and masterfully told history of U.S. foreign policy in general, as seen through the lens of the U.S.-Israel relationship."

Locus Magazine reviews Boys, Beasts & Men by Sam J. Miller (Tachyon): “frequently explores the relationships between par­ents and children, friends and lovers, and siblings, but those connections often act as an arc for an overall meaning: together we can, collectively, do something about the monsters.” reviews The Devil Takes You Home by Gabino Iglesias (Mulholland Books; LJ starred review): “one part road narrative, one part waking nightmare, and one part revelation. And just like some revelations past, this one has something apocalyptic lurking inside.”

Book Marks provides "The Best Reviewed Books of the Week."

Briefly Noted

Mimi Zhu discusses their debut memoir Be Not Afraid of Love: Lessons on Fear, Intimacy, and Connection (Penguin Life) and “the ancient nature of emotion” with Shondaland

Beth Macy, Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis (Little, Brown), “advocates for asking magic-wand questions, seeing the unseen, and refusing to disappear” in a conversation with Electric Lit

Joshua Whitehead chats about his book Making Love with the Land (University of Minnesota), “Indigeneity, queerness and identity via a personal lens” with CBC

People interviews country musician Craig Morgan about his new memoir, God, Family, Country (Blackstone) and “the ways he and wife Karen honor late teen son Jerry.”

Todd McFarlane, comic book creator, talks about “the rise of women in geek culture, and reveals how he got schooled by Ozzy Osbourne” with AV Club

Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith speak to Essence about their comic Wash Day Diaries (Chronicle) and “centering Black women in comic books.”

The Millions interviews Anna Dorn, author of Vagablonde (Unnamed), about “celebrities, astrology, and lesbian pulp novels.”

Vulture shares an excerpt and exploration of Scenes from My Life by Michael K. Williams (Crown).

The Rumpus provides an excerpt of Pretend It’s My Body by Luke Dani Blue (Amethyst). has an excerpt of Andrea Hairson’s Will Do Magic for Small Change ( 

Lily Yu will be coming out with a new book Jewel Box (Erewhon), as announced by

CrimeReads has "5 Keys Works of Motorcycle Noir."

The Root It’s Lit shares “Even More Books by Black Authors We Can’t Wait to Read This September.”

Book Riot recommends “13 Gentle, Low-Drama Romances.”

Lit Hub provides a reading list of "books that convey the cultural significance of math."

AV Club has “10 books you should read in September.”

Electric Lit lists “The Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books for Fall 2022.”

NYT has recommends "6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week" and 9 new books.

Authors on Air

Jeffrey Brown covers Michael K. Williams’ posthumous memoir, Scenes from My Life (Crown), as it “reveals his struggles and the impact he made through social justice and community activism” for PBS NewsHour

Linda Kinstler talks to Andrew Keen about her book Come to This Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends (PublicAffairs: Perseus), on the Keen On podcast. Also, a conversation with Linda Villarosa, author of Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation (Doubleday; LJ starred review), about "why racism is the deadliest pandemic afflicting both African-American lives and the health of the nation."

Elin Hilderbrand’s book The Perfect Couple (Back Bay: Hachette) will be adapted for television with Netflix. Deadline has more. Also, Anne Hathaway will star in the adaptation of The Idea of You by Robinne Lee (St. Martin’s).

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