Ann Shin Wins Trillium Book Award | Book Pulse

Ann Shin wins the Trillium Book Award. The fifth annual Indigenous Voices Award winners are announced. So are the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlists. Audible, Inc. announces a first-look production deal with the Obama's media company, Higher Ground. Library Reads and LJ offer read-likes for Riley Sager's buzzy book, The House Across the Lake. The ALA Annual Conference returns in-person tomorrow. Also, Emma Straub will adapt her novel This Time Tomorrow for the big screen. 

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Awards, Events, & News

Ann Shin wins the Trillium Book Award. CBC has the story. 

The fifth annual Indigenous Voices Award winners are announced.

The 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlists are announced.

The ALA Annual Conference kicks off in-person for the first time in two years in Washington D.C. tomorrow. LJ has a preview and Barbara Hoffert’s Galley & Signing Guide.

George M. Johnson is named Honorary Chair of Banned Books Week.

Audible, Inc. announces a first-look production deal with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s media company, Higher Ground. Deadline reports. Essence also has coverage.


NYT reviews The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach by Sarah Stodola (Ecco): “it aims, in well-intentioned, widely researched and somewhat scattershot fashion, to make you profoundly uneasy about the very act of visiting the beach." And, Even the Darkest Night by Javier Cercas, trans. by Anne McLean (Knopf): “In ways that echo and amplify Cercas’s more formally unified efforts, Even the Darkest Night is a journey to the end of justice, the messy and contingent place where there can be ‘two contradictory truths,’‘two equally fair reasons’.” Also, Daddy Issues: Love and Hate in the Time of Patriarchy by Katherine Angel (Verso): “Her thought-provoking approach is to argue that our society has overlooked the place of daddies in ‘daddy issues’.” And, Learning to Talk: Stories by Hilary Mantel (Henry Holt; LJ starred review): ”Part of her consistent brilliance lies in her attention to ghosts and mortgages, the light on the moors and 1980s educational policy, adolescent self-discovery and irregular accounting. These stories hold worlds as wide as those of her longest novels.” Plus, The Long Answer by Anna Hogeland (Riverhead): ““All the narratives in the novel make clear that the only thing that makes any of it bearable is the agency each woman can claim.”  Finally, Resistance: The Underground War Against Hitler, 1939-1945 by Halik Kochanski (Liveright: Norton): “Kochanski tells this story effectively on the basis of deep research (although almost entirely in English-language sources). Her long book is always interesting and readable, sensitive to the powerful human drama it presents.”

The Washington Post reviews Thrust by Lidia Yuknavitch (Riverhead): “Yuknavitch provides nothing less than a revised past and future of America with a vast new canon of attendant mythology. “

USA Today reviews The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager (Dutton), giving it 3 out of 4 stars: “If you thought you knew Sager's typical double-twists, and the tropes and trips of the suspense and thriller genre, there's a tonal shift three-quarters of the way in that will either feel brilliant — or infuriating. Either reaction leads to a page-turning climax.”

USA Today also rounds up its critics’ best reviewed fiction of 2022.

Briefly Noted

Library Reads and LJ offer read-likes for The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager (Dutton), this week’s buzziest book.

OprahDaily has a discussion with Katy Tur about her new memoirRough Draft (One Signal).

FoxNews talks with Janae Sergio about her new memoir, Perfectly Flawed: A Veteran's Journey from Homeless to Hero (Independently Published).

Julie Clark, The Lies I Tell (Sourcebooks Landmark), suggests what to read, watch, and listen to if you like female con artists, at CrimeReads.

A character in Gabrielle Zevin’s forthcoming Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (Knopf; LJ starred review), creates a a 1980’s style video game, based on the poems of Emily DickensonThe Guardian writes about the real-life version of EmilyBlaster.

NYT features Pantheon publisher Lisa Lucas and her efforts to diversify publishing.

LitHub has 13 books for the week.

NYT shares newly published books for the week.

CrimeReads features the best new crime novels of the month.

Author Rivers Solomon recommends picture books to celebrate Pride at GMA.

The Guardian shares the “top 10 books about terrible jobs.”

Parade lists the "10 Best TV Crime Dramas That Were Adapted From Books."

NYPL releases a reading list for the 50th Anniversary of Title IX.

NYT Style Magazine discusses the “25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years.”

Authors On Air

NPR’s Fresh Air talks with Angela Garbes about her new book, Essential Labor: Mothering as Social Change (Harper Wave).

Zoe Kazan is developing a limited series based on John Steinbeck's East of Eden, 70 years after her grandfather Elia Kazan’s adaptation of the same bookEntertainment Weekly has the story.

Emma Straub will adapt her own novelThis Time Tomorrow (Riverhead) for the big screen. Deadline reports. 

Disney+ casts antagonists for the forthcoming Percy Jackson TV seriesTordotcom has the story.

Filmmaker Werner Herzog, The Twilight World (Penguin Pr.), visits with Seth Meyers tonight. 

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