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The final ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards is announced. The winners of England’s PEN Translates Awards, for books in translation, are announced. Interviews arrive with Jared Cohen, John Keene, Sigrid Nunez, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin. Plus Page to Screen.

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The final ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards is announcedReactor has coverage.

The winners of England’s PEN Translates Awards, for books in translation, are announcedThe Bookseller has the news.

Page to Screen

February 23

Through My Window 3: Looking at You, based on the novel by Ariana Godoy. Netflix. Reviews | Trailer


Washington Post reviews American Woman: The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden by Katie Rogers (Crown): “Rogers is a gimlet-eyed White House reporter for the New York Times who writes with more verve than many on the beat, and she has studded her book with delicious aperçus and insider tea”; and Grief Is for People by Sloane Crosley (MCD): “If Crosley’s descriptions of love for Russell are often dazzling and unexpected, her meditations on grief are occasionally clichéd.”

NYT reviews After Annie by Anna Quindlen (Random): “The very best thing about this book might be the way Quindlen, an anthropologist of domesticity, catalogs the sparklingly random moments that make up human experience”; My Beloved Life by Amitava Kumar (Knopf): “The novel moves at a breathless pace, as if Kumar wants to get it all in, with stories large and small, important and unimportant”; and the audiobook of My Name Is Barbra by Barbra Streisand (Books on Tape; LJ starred review): “She ad-libs off the written text, splices sentences, audibly shakes her head at dubious decisions, and altogether places us opposite her on the sofa with a cup of coffee for a two-day kibitz.”

LitHub highlights the best-reviewed books of the week.

Briefly Noted

Questlove will publish a new book on hip-hopHip-Hop Is History, out June 11 from AUWA. People has the announcement.

Poets&Writers has a feature on the creation of Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (Harper), a project of the Authors Guild.

A Restructured Torrey House Press Finds Success in Diversifying Its List,” Publishers Weekly reports.

CrimeReads celebrates the crime fiction of Hawai‘i and one of its trailblazers from the golden age of detective fiction, Juanita Sheridan.

Kirkus has a profile of the late Diane Oliver, author of Neighbors and Other Stories (Grove).

Maurice Carlos Ruffin, The American Daughters (One World), takes Shelf Awareness’s “Reading With…” survey.

Sigrid Nunez, The Vulnerables (Riverhead), answers The Guardian’s “The Books of My Life” questionnaire.

NYT shares “reading picks from Book Review editors, guaranteed to suit any mood,” “9 new books we recommend this week,” and six new paperbacks to read this week.

CrimeReads highlights five cozy mysteries set at summer fairs and festivalssix books that draw inspiration from folk tales, and novels featuring unreliable narrators.

Publishers Weekly suggests three new biographies of visionary writers and three new novels inspired by history.

LitHub rounds up “5 titles discussing what it takes to be a bookseller.”

Authors on Air

Jared Cohen, author of Life After Power: Seven Presidents and Their Search for Purpose Beyond the White House (S. & S.), is interviewed on USA Today’s The Excerpt podcastHe is also interviewed on Fox News.

John Keene, Counternarratives (New Directions), talks to LitHub’s Windham-Campbell Prizes podcast. 

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