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The Baillie Gifford Prize longlist is announced. The 2023 National Translation Awards longlist arrives, along with the 2023 Washington State Book Award nominees. Jenna Bush Hager picks Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood for her September book club. LibraryReads and LJ offer read-alikes for Stephen King’s Holly. Author Carl Hiaasen pays tribute to Jimmy Buffet. Plus, WSJ reports that the FTC will file an antitrust suit against Amazon later this month.

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The Baillie Gifford prize longlist is announced. The Guardian has coverage, as do LitHub and Associated Press. Watch the announcement here

The 2023 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist is announced today

The 2023 National Translation Awards announces its longlist. Publishing Perspectives has details. 

The 2023 Washington State Book Award nominees are announced

The Wolfson History Prize shortlist is announced.

Jenna Bush Hager picks Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood (Holt) for her September book club.

LJ selects the best books of the September issue.

Amazon editors pick the best books of September.

Shondaland highlights the best books of September

LitHub previews 25 novels to read this fall

UK publisher Pan Macmillan acquires business-book publisher Harriman House. Publishers Lunch has the news.

The FTC will file an antitrust suit against Amazon later this monthWSJ reports.


NYT reviews Beyond the Wall: A History of East Germany by Katja Hoyer (Basic): “Hoyer makes a strong case for paying the vanished state its historical due. But her well-told stories of valiant East Germans are a tribute to human resilience under brutal conditions—not a credit to the state itself”; and Wound by Oksana Vasyakina, tr. by Elina Alter (Catapult): “Wound, Oksana Vasyakina’s debut novel, recounts a road trip that is both an elegy to the dead and a homecoming.”

Washington Post reviews The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-First Century’s Greatest Dilemma by Mustafa Suleyman, written with Michael Bhaskar (Crown): “While fanciful doomsday prophesying is a popular preoccupation in some tech and tech-adjacent circles, this book provides a nicely grounded analysis.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews Chenneville: A Novel of Murder, Loss, and Vengeance by Paulette Jiles (Morrow; LJ starred review): “For readers (like me) who are hesitant to invest 300 pages on a man 100% bent on settling a score, rest assured that John is more than a clichéd cowboy and Jiles’s descriptions are less boot-crushing-cigarette-butt macho prose and more sunlight-piercing-the-understory imagery.”

Briefly Noted

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for Holly by Stephen King (Scribner), the top holds title of the week.

LJ’s Barbara Hoffert has new prepub alerts

Stacey Abrams discusses her reissued novel, The Art of Desire (Berkley), with Shondaland. TikTok star Mercury Stardust talks about her new book, Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Repair (DK). Plus, Etaf Rum explores intergenerational trauma in her second novel, Evil Eye (Harper).

Myriam Gurba lists the 10 books that inspired and shaped her new book of essays, Creep: Accusations and Confessions (Avid Reader: S. & S.), for The Rumpus. Gurba also chats with Vogue about her new collection.

Han Kang leads a literary tour through Seoul, for NYT

Vulture writes: “How Zadie Smith Lost Her Teeth.”

BBC reflects on “Why John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is the ultimate spy novel.”

CrimeReads shares 10 new books for the week

Elle shares “20 Best Mystery Books to Read for Your Inner Sleuth.”

Associated Press highlights Atlantic staff writer Franklin Foer’s new book, The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden’s White House and the Struggle for America’s Future (Penguin Pr.). Datebook also covers the new title. Politico writes that “Biden books are still bombing.”

People shares details from the forthcoming Elon Musk biography by Walter Isaacson, due out next week from S. & S. 

Author Carl Hiaasen pays tribute to Jimmy Buffet’s “strength and love of life.” People has the story. 

T&C shares how to read the Dune books in order

ElectricLit has a booklist featuring “8 Books About the Dark History of Banana Plantations in Latin America.”

Authors on Air

Zadie Smith discusses her new book, The Fraud (Penguin Pr.; LJ starred review), with NPR’s Fresh Air.

GMA highlights 15 books for September.



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