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The 2022 Publishing Triangle Awards finalists are announced. The 2022 International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist is out. The Guardian asks "What’s behind the rise in censorship?" Dolly Parton is set to star in an adaptation of her bestselling book, Run, Rose, Run. Plus, Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir, Wild, turns 10. 

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Awards News & Banned Books 

The 2022 Publishing Triangle Awards finalists are announced.

The 2022 International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist is announced.  

NYT writes “Lauren Hough Loses Lambda Prize Nomination After a Twitter Feud.”

NPR’s Morning Edition talks about the tiny island library in Maine where banned books are getting a new home. 

The Guardian asks of the books being banned in U.S. schools:  "What’s behind the rise in censorship?"


NYT reviews The Emergency: A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER by Thomas Fisher (One World; LJ starred review): “This book reminds us how permanently interesting our bodies are, especially when they go wrong. Fisher’s account of his days is gripping. While reading, we are all, helplessly, medical voyeurs.” And, After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War by Helen Rappaport (St. Martin’s): “Rappaport’s thickly descriptive, often gossipy history veers determinedly away from the wider and more urgent questions that arise naturally through her narrative.” Also, Flipped: How Georgia Turned Purple and Broke the Monopoly on Republican Power by Greg Bluestein (Viking): “Many parts of Bluestein’s story highlight how exceptional the conditions were in 2020. Democrats won with the help of Hollywood celebrities and political heavyweights who won’t always show up.” Plus, there are short reviews of new historical novels.

USA Today reviews Truly, Madly: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the Romance of the Century by Stephen Galloway (Grand Central), giving it 3.5 out of 4 stars: "Like romances great and small, this one unraveled at the pull of personality – under pressure from within and without. "

The Washington Post reviews Sentient: How Animals Illuminate the Wonder of Our Human Senses by Jackie Higgins (Atria): “Halfway through this masterpiece of nature and science writing, I realized that I was looking at the world again with the humble attention it deserves.” And, French Braid by Anne Tyler (Knopf): "given today’s slate of horror and chaos, the rich melody of “French Braid” offers the comfort of a beloved hymn."

The Guardian rounds up thriller reviews for the month.

Briefly Noted

CrimeReads talks with Eli Cranor about his journey from coaching football to writing his debut novel, Don't Know Tough (Soho).

The Rumpus talks with Mike Meginnis about his new novel, Drowning Practice (Ecco), and “the weird solace of thinking about the end of the world.”

Elaine Hsieh Chou talks with ElectricLit about her new book, Disorientation (Penguin Pr.), about “systems of power, satire as control, and the ubiquitousness of Asian fetishes.” 

Clayton Thomas-Muller reflects on his memoir, Life in the City of Dirty Water: A Memoir of Healing (Allen Lane), with the CBC.

USA Today shares details from Mark Seal’s Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli: The Epic Story of the Making of The Godfather (Gallery; LJ starred review), about how Frank Sinatra loathed the novel by Mario Puzo.

People has a preview and cover reveal of Ina Garten’s forthcoming cookbook, Go-To Dinners (Clarkson Potter), due out October 25th. Also, former Bachelor star Nick Viall’s Don't Text Your Ex Happy Birthday: And Other Advice on Love, Sex, and Dating (Abrams Image), will publish October 18th. 

OprahDaily has a cover reveal of Namwali Serpell's forthcoming novel, The Furrows (Hogarth), due out September 27th. 

Vulture shares an excerpt from Judd Apatow’s forthcoming book, Sicker in the Head: More Conversations About Life and Comedy (Random), due out March 29th.

ElectricLit shares an excerpt of former librarian Amanda Oliver’s new book, Overdue: Reckoning with the Public Library (Chicago Review Pr.), which publishes this week.

Cheryl Strayed releases cut scenes from her best-selling memoir, Wild (Knopf), for it’s 10th anniversary.

The Millions highlights notable new releases for the week.

LitHub has “14 new books to revive your reading life.”

ElectricLit has 10 books about chance encounters with strangers.

Vulture previews 20 books for spring.

Buzzfeed ranks 19 fiction books written by celebrities.

CrimeReads shares new horror from the American west, and looks at the appeal of heist novels.

BookRiot recommends 25 murder mysteries, top must-read authors, and the best new releases of the week.

Authors On Air

NPR’s Fresh Air talks with award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk about his new memoir, Every Good Boy Does Fine: A Love Story, in Music Lessons (Random).

NPR’s It’s Been A Minute talks with Julissa Arce about her new book, You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation (Flatiron), and “the case for rejecting assimilation in favor of embracing yourself, your history, and your culture.”

NPR’s Life Kit explores making a more meaningful life through The Power of Regret by Daniel H. Pink (Riverhead).

Dolly Parton is set to star in an adaptation of her bestselling book, Run, Rose, Run, written with James Patterson (Little, Brown). Entertainment Weekly has the story.

Lena Headly is set to direct the film adaptation of SJI Holliday’s Violet (Orenda). Deadline has the story.

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