Colm Tóibín Wins Rathbones Folio Prize For 'The Magicians' | Book Pulse

Colm Tóibín wins the £30,000 Rathbones Folio Prize for The Magician. Roxanna Asgarian, May Jeong, Andrea Elliott, and Jane Rogoyska win Lukas Prize Project Awards. The 2022 Dublin Literary Award shortlist is announced. The Dutch publisher recalls The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation by Rosemary Sullivan. LibraryReads and LJ offer read-alikes for The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich. Plus, Where The Crawdads Sing gets a trailer, featuring new music by Taylor Swift.

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Awards & News

Colm Tóibín wins the £30,000 Rathbones Folio prize for The Magician (Scribner). Irish Times has coverage as does The Guardian.

The J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Award winners are announced, including Roxanna Asgarian, May Jeong, Andrea Elliott, and Jane Rogoyska.  

The 2022 Dublin Literary Award shortlist is announced.

The 2022 Australian Book Industry Award longlists are announced.

The Dutch publisher recalls The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation by Rosemary Sullivan (Harper). Reuters reports. NPR also covers the story. 


NYT reviews Portrait of an Unknown Lady by Maria Gainza, trans. by Thomas Bunstead (Catapult): “The naughty pleasure of this novel is bound up in our fascination with fakes, especially when executed in the cavalier mode of Robin Hood.” And, Truly, Madly: Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, and the Romance of the Century by Stephen Galloway (Grand Central): “Galloway, the former executive editor of The Hollywood Reporter, is perhaps the first author to interpolate this oft-told story with commentary from contemporary mental-health experts…”

NPR reviews Here Lies by Olivia Friedman (Grove): “provides a poignant portrait of the way grief can bring people together, uniting even strangers through a common pain and commitment to keep their loved ones alive in memory.”

The Washington Post reviews A World of Women by J. D. Beresford (MIT Press): "such books can often seem uncannily contemporary, and none more so than J.D. Beresford’s A World of Women (1913), the first novel in MIT Press’s newly launched science fiction reprint series, Radium Age."

Briefly Noted

LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich (Atria), the buzziest book of the week.

USA Today talks with Jill Gutowitz about her new book of essays, Girls Can Kiss Now (Atria), and the intersection of queerness and pop culture.

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Diablo Mesa (Grand Central), discuss their long-standing collaboration at CrimeReads.

Entertainment Weekly previews and shares an excerpt from the forthcoming romantic comedy, The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston (Berkley), due out June 28th. Also, a cover reveal for Constance Wu’s forthcoming memoir, Making a Scene (Scribner), due to publish October 4th. Plus, EW previews the first installment in a new comic series, The Night Eaters: She Eats the Night by Marjorie Liu, illus. by Sana Takeda (Abrams ComicArts), due out October 11th. 

LitHub has a preview and cover reveal of Elizabeth Strout’s forthcoming novel, Lucy By The Sea (Random). 

Andre Henry pens an essay adapted from his new memoirAll the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope—and Hard Pills To Swallow—About Fighting for Black Lives (Convergent), for the LA Times.

USA Today shares an anti-racist reading list

NYT highlights newly published titles for the week.

Parade shares 28 favorite books for spring.

CrimeReads has March’s best psychological thrillers.

Bitch shares "12 books that shaped us as feminists."

Authors On Air

NPR’s Fresh Air talks with Frank Bruni about his book, The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found (Avid Reader: S. & S.).

Where The Crawdads Sing, based on the book by Delia Owens, releases its first trailer, featuring new music by Taylor Swift. People has a previewT&C also has coverage

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