ALA Youth Media Awards Announced | Book Pulse

ALA’s Youth Media Awards are announced. Longlists for the Dublin Literary Award, International Dylan Thomas Prize, and Plutarch Award are announced. The CEO of Penguin Random House U.S. will step down. HarperCollins will cut 5% of its North American workforce. Donald Trump sues Bob Woodward and Simon & Schuster over The Trump Tapes audiobook. Janice Hallett’s The Twyford Code will be adapted as a TV series. Kindred, based on the novel by Octavia Butler, has been canceled by FX.

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Awards & News

ALA announced the 2023 Youth Media Awards on Monday. SLJ has full coverage. NPR also has coverage, along with Publisher’s Weekly and USA Today.

This year’s contenders for Canada Reads, CBC's annual Battle of the Books, are announced, along with their title selections.

The 2023 Dublin Literary Award longlist is announced. The Irish Times has coverage.

The 2023 International Dylan Thomas Prize longlist is announced

The 2023 Plutarch Award Longlist is announced.

The CEO of Penguin Random House U.S., Madeline McIntosh, steps down, WSJ reports. 

HarperCollins will cut 5% of its North American workforce, PW reports. 

Donald Trump sues Bob Woodward and S&S over The Trump Tapes audiobook, Publisher’s Lunch reports. Deadline and PW also share details


The Washington Post reviews Love, Pamela by Pamela Anderson (Dey Street): “invites audiences to do what might have simply been too tall an order earlier in Anderson’s colorful, eventful life: to laugh with her, not at her. To learn from her as something other than a cautionary tale. To be happy for her.” And, I Always Think It's Forever: A Love Story Set in Paris as Told by an Unreliable but Earnest Narrator by Timothy Goodman (S. & S.: Simon Element): “Goodman seems to have transformed from a commitment-phobe to the one now too easily in love with love. But if the premise of these various projects is to learn more about what love is, the art — and sentiments — fall flat.”

Datebook reviews The Hard Road Out: One Woman’s Escape From North Korea by Jihyun Park and Seh-lynn Chai, trans. by Sarah Baldwin (Harper North): “The story of Park making it to China the first time and then getting deported is compelling. I wish the book could have done the story of her second escape to China, and eventually to England, the same justice.”

Briefly Noted

LA Times spotlights Salman Rushie and his forthcoming novel, Victory City (Random House), noting how “his writing changed the world.” The Atlantic calls the new book, “a triumph.”

NYT highlights Ann-Helén Laestadius and her best-selling novel, Stolen, trans. by Rachel Willson-Broyles (Scribner).

FoxNews shares details from a new royal biography, Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor by Valentine Low (St. Martin’s Pr.). 

Delia Cai discusses her debut novel, Central Places (Ballantine), and “complications around identity” with Shondaland

Kelly Link, whose new collection White Cat, Black Dog (Random), publishes March 28, writes in “praise of Ursula K. Le Guin’s genuine magic,” at LitHub.

BBC explores the legacy of Collette, the “most beloved french writer of all time.”

Esquire goes “Inside Book Twitter's Final(?) Days.”

LitHub shares 10 new books for the week

The Millions highlights notable new releases.

OprahDaily lifts up “25 Books by Black Authors You Should Read in Your Lifetime.”

The Root suggests “February 2023 Books by Black Authors We Can't Wait to Read.”

LitHub shares January’s best book covers

BookRiot has new releases for the week, 8 mixed-media horror and thriller novels, and 8+ neo-noir novels.

Authors On Air

NPR’s Fresh Air has an interview with British physician and author, Henry Marsh about his book, And Finally: Matters of Life and Death (St. Martin’s).

NPR’s Morning Edition talks with Paul Butler, author of Chokehold: Policing Black Men (The New Press), about “the culture and tactics of special police units.”

PBS Canvas highlights The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America by Philip Bump (Viking), and shares an interview with the author.

The Twyford Code by Janice Hallett (Atria), will be adapted as a TV series. Deadline reports. 

Kindred, based on the book by Octavia Butler, has been canceled by FX. THR reports. 

CBC has 5 books that inspired Elamin Abdelmahmoud, new host of CBC Radio's show Commotion.

Pamela Anderson, Love, Pamela (Dey Street), will visit with Jimmy Kimmel.

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