Fady Joudah Wins the Jackson Poetry Prize | Book Pulse

Fady Joudah, author of the collection […], wins the Jackson Poetry Prize for American poets. Winners of the Tolkien Society Awards are announced. Finalists are also announced for NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award and the Jhalak Awards. Nominees for the CrimeFest Awards are out. Actor Viola Davis and her husband are launching a publishing company to champion underrepresented voices. Facing criticism for its response to the war in Gaza, PEN announces plans to review the organization’s work going back a decade.

Want to get the latest book news delivered to your inbox each day? Sign up for our daily Book Pulse newsletter.

Awards & Book News

Fady Joudah, author most recently of the collection […] (Milkweed), wins the Jackson Poetry Prize for American poetsPoets&Writers announces.

Winners of the Tolkien Society Awards are announced.

Finalists are announced for NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award for American short story writers under the age of 35.

The shortlist is announced for the Jhalak Awards, for books by writers of color in Britain and Ireland.

Nominees for the CrimeFest Awards are announced.

Actor Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon are launching a publishing company that will champion underrepresented voicesHollywood Reporter has the news. Publishers Weekly also has coverage.

Facing criticism for its response to the war in Gaza, PEN President Jennifer Finney Boylan announces plans to review PEN’s work going back a decadeLitHub reports.

Page to Screen







April 19

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, based on Churchill’s Secret Warriors: The Explosive True Story of the Special Forces Desperadoes of WWII by Damien Lewis. Lionsgate. Reviews | Trailer

The Three Musketeers Part II: Milady, based on The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Pathé. Reviews | Trailer

April 25

City Hunter, based on the manga series by Tsukasa Hojo. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer


NPR reviews When I Think of You by Myah Ariel (Berkley; LJ starred review): “It’s nice to read a romance in which both of the 20-something characters are so equally loveable, vulnerable and fallible.”

Washington Post reviews Worry by Alexandra Tanner (Scribner): “Tanner, adept in the argot of the hyper-online inert (she’s now adapting her bitingly funny dialogue for television), skewers the girls’ lassitude while remaining sensitive to the inevitable ennui of modern life”; Out of the Darkness: The Germans, 1942—2022 by Frank Trentmann (Knopf): “Although the book runs to more than 800 pages and its scope is extensive, in some ways encyclopedic, it remains fresh and surprising throughout, thanks in part to Trentmann’s knack for drawing on an astounding range of voices”; and The Princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian (Doubleday): “Here, however, Bohjalian lacks his trademark acuity. His Las Vegas is both geographically and tangibly hard to recognize…. That Bohjalian plays loose with all of these facts doesn’t ruin the story, but it does give one the sense that he parachuted into the backdrop.”

NYT reviews three books about “government investigators who want to uncover or bury the truth”: Four Shots in the Night: A True Story of Spies, Murder, and Justice in Northern Ireland by Henry Hemming (PublicAffairs), Tripped: Nazi Germany, the CIA, and the Dawn of the Psychedelic Age by Norman Ohler (Mariner), and Hell Put to Shame: The 1921 Murder Farm Massacre and the Horror of America’s Second Slavery by Earl Swift (Mariner)

Briefly Noted

Nancy Pelosi will publish a bookThe Art of Power: My Story as America’s First Woman Speaker of the House, due out from S. & S. in August, People reports.

Kirkus interviews Martin Duberman, author of The Line of Dissent: Gay Outsiders and the Shaping of History (G&lr Bks.).

Amor Towles, Table for Two: Fictions (Viking; LJ starred review), answers The Guardian’s “The Books of My Life” questionnaire.

NYT shares photos from Ivan McClellan’s Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture (Damiani).

NYT selects “6 New Paperbacks to Read This Week” and “9 New Books We Recommend This Week.”

The Guardian rounds up “five of the best books to understand China.”

LA Times readers recommend 19 great books about Hollywood.

Reactor lists “five superb SFF ‘fix-up’ novels” (novels built from previously unsold short stories).

Poets& Writers reports how literary magazines confronted a serial plagiarist.

Authors on Air

Kwame Alexander, editor of This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (Little, Brown; LJ starred review) visits The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Today, CBS Mornings hosts Renée Fleming, author of Music and Mind: Harnessing the Arts for Health and Wellness (Viking).

NPR’s Here & Now will interview Jordan Mechner, author of Replay: Memoir of an Uprooted Family (First Second), today. 

Want to get the latest book news delivered to your inbox each day? Sign up for our daily Book Pulse newsletter.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing