Tiya Miles Wins the 2022 Cundill History Prize | Book Pulse

Tiya Miles has won the 2022 Cundill History Prize for All That She Carried. The 2022 Banipal Prize shortlist is announced, and there is a plethora of reading lists for the end of the year. Author interviews feature the voices of Mithu Sanyal, Stephanie LaCava, Allie Rowbottom, Buki Papillon, Alyssa Songsiridej, Heather Radke, and Clint Smith. Adaptation news arrives for H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness and David Baldacci’s “Atlee Pine” series.

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Awards News & Winter Reads

Tiya Miles has won the 2022 Cundill History Prize for All That She Carried (Penguin Random House; LJ starred review). Lit Hub provides more information.

The 2022 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize shortlist is announced.

Gizmodo provides “16 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Your December Reading List.”

Book Marks shares "December's Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books."

StarTribune shares “56 Great Books to Give as Holiday Gifts - Or Keep For Yourself.”

Popsugar lists “The Best New Books Coming Out in December.”

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

Lit Hub shares “10 paperbacks coming out this December.”

Town & Country highlights “The 30 Must-Read Books of Winter 2023.”

NYT recommends 11 new books.

Mindy Kaling curates a “literary gift guide for your holiday reading pleasure” for Elle.

Page to Screen

December 2:

Spoiler Alert, based on the book Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello. Focus Features. Reviews | Trailer

Women Talking, based on the book by Miriam Toews. United Artists Releasing. Reviews | Trailer

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie, based on the manga series by Negi Haruba. Crunchyroll. No reviews | Trailer

Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power, inspired by the writing of journalist Vann R. Newkirk II. Greenwich Entertainment. No reviews | Trailer

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, based on the novella by Charles Dickens. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

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

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, based on the book by Jeff Kinney. Disney+. No reviews | Trailer

Angry Neighbors, based on the book by Roger Rosenblatt. VOD. No reviews | Trailer

Confessions of a Hitman, based on the book Gallant: confessions d’un tueur à gages by Éric Thibault and Félix Séguin. VOD. No reviews | Trailer

Firefly Lane, based on the book by Kristin Hannah. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer

Slow Horses, based on the Slough House book series by Mick Herron. Apple TV+. Reviews | Trailer

Three Pines, based on the Chief Inspector Gamache book series by Louise Penny. Prime Video. No reviews | Trailer

December 5:

His Dark Materials, based on the book trilogy by Philip Pullman. HBO. Reviews | Trailer

December 7:

Burning Patience, based on a book by Antonio Skármeta. Netflix. No reviews | No trailer

Connect, based on a webtoon by Shin Dae-sung. Hulu. No reviews | Trailer

December 8:

Doom Patrol, based on associated titles. HBO Max. Reviews | Trailer

The Hollywood Reporter delves into “timely books with Hollywood appeal.”

Lit Hub has "literary film and TV you need to stream in December."


The Washington Post reviews The Other Side of Prospect: A Story of Violence, Injustice, and the American City by Nicholas Dawidoff (Norton): “it has the oomph of a classic American novel, one that sucker-punches you every time you remember that it’s all true.”

Datebook reviews Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung, trans. by Anton Hur (Algonquin): “The strange and everyday are melded in these startling and original tales.”

Tor.com reviews White Horse by Erika T. Wurth (Flatiron; LJ starred review): “for all the presence of monsters in this narrative—and, rest assured, there is indeed a monster in this book—that sense of the familiar being suddenly upended resonates just as deeply with the notion of the horrific. After all, what’s more frightening than the people and places we love vanishing—or the idea that we never really knew them at all?

Briefly Noted

Electric Lit interviews Mithu Sanyal on “using cultural appropriation to tell the story of being mixed race in Germany '' as detailed in her book, Identitti (translated by Alta L. Price; Astra House).

The Rumpus talks to Stephanie LaCava, author of I Fear My Pain Interests You (Verso), about “pain, form, and cinema du corps.”

Allie Rowbottom chats about “the merits of craft books, bragging rights,” and her book, Aesthetica (Soho) with Bustle

The New Yorker revisits the work of Katherine Dunn, known for her book, Geek Love (Vintage). 

Photographer Beowulf Sheehan recounts a session with Cormac McCarthy, as reported by Lit Hub

Fox News reports on an upcoming book from Sen. Marco Rubio, Decades of Decadence (Broadside: HarperCollins), set to come out in early 2023.

Tor.com provides an excerpt of The Two Doctors Górski by Isaac Fellman (Tor.com).

CrimeReads lists “Four K-9 Thrillers That Defy the Dangers of the Wilderness.”

The Millions releases a few “Year in Reading” lists from authors Deesha PhilyawThe Secret Lives of Church Ladies (West Virginia Univ.); Delia Cai, Central Places (Ballantine); and Garth Greenwell, of What Belongs to You (Picador).

Book Riot has “The Best Book Covers of 2022,” “Comics and Graphic Novels to Read When You’re Under the Weather,” “8 Christmas Cozy Mysteries for a Bloody Good Holiday,” and “8 Thoughtful Books About Monks and Monastic Life.”

Electric Lit lists “7 Books Set in Indiana, Heartland of the Midwest.”

CrimeReads provides 11 "fun" mysteries and thrillers.

Cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb has died at 74. USA Today has more on her life.

Authors on Air

Buki Papillon, author of An Ordinary Wonder (Pegasus), discusses “African folklore and Wakanda Forever” on the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast.

Alyssa Songsiridej chats on the Thresholds podcast about “moving to a new city, the scary-freeing experience of being away from one’s community” and her book, Little Rabbit (Bloomsbury).

The Maris Review podcast features Heather Radke talking about her new book, Butts: A Backstory (Avid Reader Pr./S. & S.; LJ starred review).

NPR’s Fresh Air with Dave Davies talks to Clint Smith, author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America (Little, Brown), about “how nations can memorialize their atrocities.”

Guillermo del Toro is forging ahead with an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness (Penguin), according to Tor.com.

David Baldacci’s Atlee Pine book series is being adapted by Amazon. Deadline has more.

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