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The winners of the British Science Fiction Association Awards and the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards are announced. The shortlist is announced for the Stella Prize. Horror novel sales have boomed recently. BookTok-favorite romance novelist T L Swan launches a publishing venture. Plus a report from PLA.

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The winners of the British Science Fiction Association Awards are announced, including best novel The Green Man’s Quarry by Juliet E. McKenna (Wizard Tower).

Winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards are announced.

The shortlist is announced for the Stella Prize, which celebrates Australian women’s writing.

Horror novel sales boomed during year of real-world anxieties,” The Guardian reports. The Bookseller also has the news.

BookTok-favorite romance novelist T L Swan launches a publishing venture, KeepertonPublishers Weekly has the news.

At PLA 2024, Shola Richards Delivers a Much-Needed Message for Librarians,” Publishers Weekly reports.

Page to Screen







April 5

The Beast, based on the novella The Beast in the Jungle by Henry James. Janus Films. Reviews | Trailer

Scoop, based on Scoops: The BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews, from Steven Seagal to Prince Andrew by Sam McAlister. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

April 9

North of Normal, based on North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Unusual Family, and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunrise Person. Quiver Distribution. Reviews | Trailer


Washington Post reviews We Loved It All: A Memory of Life by Lydia Millet (Norton): “We Loved It All resists easy classification; it has been deemed an ‘anti-memoir’ by its publisher, but even this feels insufficient for a book so vast in scope”; and The Black Box: Writing the Race by Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Penguin Pr.; LJ starred review): “While they contain little information that would surprise an expert…these reflections are elegant entrees into the debates that Black Americans have conducted in their long quest for self-definition.”

NYT reviews an audiobook adaptation of 1984 by George Orwell, adap. by Joe White (Audible Originals): “Instead of Orwell’s words, this version relies heavily on audio effects…. But stripping 1984 of so much of its language mostly serves to undermine the novel’s central themes about language.”

LitHub gathers the best-reviewed books of the week.

Briefly Noted

Jeff VanderMeer is adding a fourth book to the “Southern Reach Trilogy,” People reportsAbsolution is due out Oct. 22 from Farrar.

Bill Clinton will publish a memoir, Citizen: My Life After the White House, due out from Knopf in NovemberPeople has the news.

Washington Post profiles WWE wrestler Becky Lynch, the subject of Becky Lynch: The Man by Rebecca Quin (Gallery).

LitHub hosts a conversation between Timothy Schaffert, author of The Titanic Survivors Book Club (Doubleday), and Eric Schnall, author I Make Envy on Your Disco (Univ. of Nebraska), and also interviews Greg Sarris, author of The Forgetters: Stories (Heyday).

For Publisher Weekly’s “Writers Talking Writers” series, Sarah Rose Etter discusses Danish poet and memoirist Tove Ditlevsen, and Emily St. John Mandel explores the unfinished work of Auschwitz survivor Irène Némirovsky.

CrimeReads talks to Teresa Dovalpage, author of Last Seen in Havana (Soho).

CrimeReads highlights six recent mysteries featuring translatorssix of the best campus crime novels, and “7 modern cozies to look forward to reading in 2024.”

NYT gathers “7 New Books We Recommend This Week” and six new paperbacks to read this week.

The Guardian lists five of the best psychological novels by women.

Reactor rounds up all the new horror, romantasy, and other SFF-crossover books arriving in April.

Authors on Air

Denis Villeneuve will direct a film adaptation of Nuclear War: A Scenario by Annie Jacobsen (Dutton), Deadline reports.

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