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The 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist is revealed today. The 2022 Strand Critics and the 2022 Elgin Awards winners are announced. USA Today launches a monthly book club. The first selection is Fairy Tale by Stephen King. Storytel launches in France. A forthcoming unauthorized biography of Anthony Bourdain gathers buzz as does the late Alan Rickman’s Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman, both due out in October. Plus, LitHub shares bookies’ odds for the Nobel Prize.

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Awards & News

The 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist is revealed today. Watch here.

The 2022 Strand Critics Awards are announced.

The 2022 Elgin Awards winners are announced.

USA Today launches a monthly book club with first selectionFairy Tale by Stephen King (Scribner).

LitHub speculates on the Nobel Prize with bookies’ odds.

Storytel launches service in France. Publishing Perspectives has details.


NYT reviews Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm by Laura Warrell (Pantheon; LJ starred review): “Structured like a jam session, the novel favors a series of riffs over any one melodic theme. Warrell gives a supporting cast of women their own solos, through close-third-person chapters that detail their entanglements with the elusive Circus.” And, Listen, World!: How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman by Julia Scheeres and Allison Gilbert (Seal Pr.): “much like her devoted audience, one does not tire of spending time with Elsie Robinson, nor stop wondering how many other women, with equally compelling tales, have also been lost to history.” Also, Concerning My Daughter by Kim Hye-jin, tr. by Jamie Chang (Restless Books): “it’s generally a tightly conceived and executed work, and one that boldly takes on the daunting task of humanizing someone whose prejudice has made her cruel.”

Datebook reviews Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng (Penguin Pr.; LJ starred review): “Like George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro and Octavia E. Butler, Ng pays close enough attention to write tomorrow’s headlines.”

The Washington Post reviews Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer (Little, Brown): "Less is Lost circles back to a ringing reaffirmation of love — while managing, without too much fuss, to call up our better angels.”

LA Times reviews Suspect by Scott Turow (Grand Central): “by the novel’s somewhat abrupt ending, it’s clear that time marches on, as will Pinky Granum. Whether she will mature into a character worth of the Kindle County legacy, only more time will tell.”

Briefly Noted

NYT features and previews Charles Leerhsen’s forthcoming unauthorized biography, Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain (S. & S.), due out October 11.

Kelly Ripa discusses her new memoir, Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories (Dey Street), with Shondaland.

LA Times talks with Hua Hsu about his new bookStay True: A Memoir (Doubleday), and capturing the “banal ecstasy of friendship.” Shondaland also talks with Hua Hsu about his new book, and dealing with a close friends’s murder.

The Rumpus talks with Chris Martin about his new book, May Tomorrow Be Awake: On Poetry, Autism, and Our Neurodiverse Future (HarperOne).

People shares a first-look at Obama White House photographer Pete Souza’s new book, The West Wing and Beyond: What I Saw Inside the Presidency (Voracious).

People has details from late actor Alan Rickman’s forthcoming, Madly, Deeply: The Diaries of Alan Rickman (Henry Holt and Co.), due out October 18. Vanity Fair shares an excerpt from the book, which reveals the actor's feelings about the Harry Potter franchise.

Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund signs book deal with Blackstone to publish Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6, due out January 2023.  USA Today reports. 

BookRiot suggests 12 short horror novels.

Bustle has 10 must-read books this week.

Vogue gathers “The 9 Books That Make Us Cry Every Time.”

Authors On Air

Melanie Chisholm talks with Good Morning America about her new memoir, The Sporty One: My Life as a Spice Girl (Grand Central).

NPR’s It’s Been A Minute talks with Julissa Arce about her book, You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation (Flatiron).

M. L. Rio's 2017 novel, If We Were Villains (Flatiron), will get series treatment. Deadline reports. 

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