The 2022 American Poets Prizes Are Announced | Book Pulse

The 2022 American Poets Prizes are announced. The Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction finalists and the German Book Prize shortlist are announced. The 7th edition of BookNet Canada’s State of Publishing report is released. LibraryReads and LJ offer read-alikes for The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman. Recommendations for Hispanic Heritage Month arrive along with LitHub's “Ultimate Fall 2022 Books Preview.” Plus, inspirational fiction author Karen Kingsbury launches a production company to bring her bestselling books to the big screen.

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The 2022 American Poets Prizes are announced.

The Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction finalists are announced

The German Book Prize shortlist is announced.

The 7th edition of BookNet Canada’s State of Publishing report is released. LJ reports.

LitHub releases its “Ultimate Fall 2022 Books Preview.”

HipLatina shares “15 Latinx Movies About Our History and Culture You Need to Watch.”

Parade has “The Latinx Culture Guide: 25 TV Shows, Documentaries, Movies, TED Talks and Books to Check Out for Hispanic Heritage Month.”


USA Today reviews Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory (Berkley; LJ starred review), giving it 3.5 out of 4 stars: “Guillory also demonstrates why she's a bestselling author as she weaves in more serious threads about race and identity, about what it means to be recognized and what it means to be successful. You'll be cheering for Margot and Luke until you turn the last page.” Plus, a roundup of the best reviewed rom-coms of the month.

The Washington Post reviews Abominations: Selected Essays from a Career of Courting Self-Destruction by Lionel Shriver (Harper): “Contemporary literary culture is roomier than Shriver lets on. There is space for cranks. Here’s an entire book proving it.” And, Lessons by Ian McEwan (Knopf): "Here is a narrative that moves with such patient dedication into the circuitous details of an ordinary man’s experience that by the end I knew Roland better than I know most of my actual friends.”

NYT reviews By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow's Legal Executioners by Margaret A. Burnham (Norton): “historical retrieval is only part of Burnham’s goal with this book, which also makes a case for reparations, to pick up ‘where law has failed’."

NPR reviews Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout (Random): "Although simple on the surface, Strout's new novel manages, like her others, to encompass love and friendship, joy and anxiety, grief and grievances, loneliness and shame — and a troubling sense of growing unrest and division in America." 

The Guardian reviews Nights of Plague by Orhan Pamuk, tr. by Ekin Oklap (Knopf): “It will inevitably be seen as his Covid novel, and yet, for all its rows of corpses, it seldom sounds a tragic note. Rather, it is a compendium of literary experiments, ludic, audacious, exasperating and entertaining.”

Briefly Noted

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for The Bullet That Missed, by Richard Osman (Pamela Dorman: Viking), the top holds title of the week. The Washington Post has a Q&A with Osman about "who inspires his characters — and the murder story in his own family history."

LJ's Barbara Hoffert previews forthcoming mysteries in a new April 2023 Prepub Alert.

NYT profiles Jasmine Guillory, Drunk on Love (Berkley; LJ starred review), who left a law career to focus on writing full-time.  Guillory recommends her favorite romance novels at Time

LA Times talks with Yiyun Li about her fifth novel, The Book of Goose (Farrar), and how she tries to capture the shadows in her writing.

Andrew Sean Greer discusses the origin story of his latest novel, Less Is Lost (Little, Brown), with Esquire.

British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, A Visible Man (Penguin Pr.), chats with actress Lupita Nyong’o about his new book during fashion week. Essence has the story.

FoxNews highlights The Simply Happy Cookbook: 100-Plus Recipes to Take the Stress Out of Cooking by Steve Doocy and Kathy Doocy (William Morrow Cookbooks), and shares a Lasagna Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe.

Tordotcom shares an excerpt from C. L. Polk’s forthcoming book, Even Though I Knew the End (Tordotcom; LJ starred review), due out November 8th.

Former FBI director James Comey is writing a series of mystery novels, to be published by Mysterious Press. Kirkus reports.

NYT highlights newly published books.

Vulture recommends 7 great audiobooks.

BookRiot shares 8 cooking memoirs.

Electric Lit suggests 8 memoirs about becoming a classical musician.

CrimeReads shares September’s best debut fiction, 10 stories that blend horror and crime, and recommends 8 true-crime podcasts for fall.

“John W. O’Malley, Leading Catholic Historian, Dies at 95.” NYT has an obituary.

Authors On Air

Dick Ebersol, author of From Saturday Night to Sunday Night: My 40 Years of Laughter, Tears and Touchdowns (S. & S.; LJ starred review), talks with NPR’s All Things Considered about his long career in broadcasting.

Bestselling inspirational fiction author Karen Kingsbury launches production company, Karen Kingsbury Productions, to bring her catalog of books to the screen. Six of her novels are currently in pre-production.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization (Holt; LJ starred review), will visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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