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The 2022 Colorado Book Awards, Indie Book Awards, and Rhysling Award winners are announced. Ukranian writer Serhiy Zhadan wins the German Peace Prize. Macmillan remains closed today to address a cybersecurity incident. Interviews arrive with Kristin Marguerite Doidge, Joseph Han, Ada Calhoun, and Nishant Batsha, along with booklists for a post-Roe landscape. Plus, a look at the criminal world of tree theft in Lyndsie Bourgon's Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods.

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Awards & News

2022's Colorado Book Award winners are announced.

The 2022 Indie Book Awards winners are announced.

The 2022 Rhysling Award winners are announced.

Ukranian writer Serhiy Zhadan, The Orphanage, Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler (Yale Univ. Pr.), wins German Peace Prize. LitHub reports.

Publishers Weekly writes: "Post-Roe, Publishers Scramble to Meet the Political Moment."

OprahDaily has a post-Roe v. Wade booklist.

Macmillan will remain closed today as they address a cybersecurity incident that closed the publisher yesterdayPublishers Lunch reports.


NYT reviews Life Ceremony: Stories by Sayaka Murata, trans. by Ginny Tapley Takemori (Grove): “Murata’s prose, in this translation from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori, is generally so cool you could chill a bottle of wine in it. 'Body Magic' is warmer, and more subtle. It made me wonder if she really needs the big-time conceits.” And, Dele Weds Destiny by Tomi Obaro (Knopf): “The novel’s greatest pleasure, though, is the indelible, show-stealing Funmi. Against her, both Zainab and meek Enitan (who imprudently marries “the first man who ever really looks at her”) can only fail to come into focus.” Also, X by Davey Davis (Catpult): X will leave you, in the same way it leaves its narrator, wondering: What are you ignoring? What can’t you admit to yourself? And is it already too late, or have you just given up?” And, The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land by Sally Denton (Liveright: Norton): “Denton’s book is a testament to what happens when male power, under the guise of religious conviction, goes unchecked.” Plus, Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence by James Bridle (Farrar): “Even if Bridle’s language occasionally overreaches or overgeneralizes, the urgency of the moment perhaps necessitates the hyperbole.”

The Washington Post reviews Elsewhere by Alexis Schaitkin (Celadon; LJ starred review): “at this particular moment, a novel that dramatizes the perils of motherhood, and challenges the idea that it should be all-important, could not be more relevant.”

NPR reviews Lapvona by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin Pr.; LJ starred review): “But there is no enlightenment in these pages, and the only "beauty" to be found is in the vividness of Moshfegh's language and the cleverness of her plot, which is an elaborate snicker at the gullibility of anyone who thinks ancestry can be reliably traced through birth records.”

Briefly Noted

The Guardian talks with Kristin Marguerite Doidge, author of Nora Ephron: A Biography (Chicago Review Pr.), about “remembering the life and work of Nora Ephron.”

ElectricLit talks with Nishant Batsha, about the colonial legacy of Indian indenture in the novelMother Ocean Father Nation (Ecco).

LitHub interviews Joseph Han about his new book, Nuclear Family (Counterpoint), and imperialism and the Korean forever war

Ada Calhoun discusses writing Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me (Grove; LJ starred review), with Shondaland.

LA Times explores why the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard appears in publicity and reviews for four novels that publish this summer.

NPR’s Planet Money looks at the “criminal world of tree theft and efforts to combat it,” in Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in North America’s Woods by Lyndsie Bourgon (Little, Brown Spark).

The Millions has this week’s notable new releases.

BookRiot shares “22 more great new books to read in 2022.” And, 32 books about cults.

Electric Lit shares a list of “7 of the most memorable bartenders in literature.”

LitHub has 19 books for hot days

The Chicago Tribune shares the Biblioracle’s best books of 2022.

Authors On Air

Patrick Radden Keefe, Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks (Doubleday), will visit with Seth Meyers tonight. 

Simu Liu We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story (Morrow; LJ starred review), visits Jimmy Kimmel tonight and The View tomorrow. 

Minnie Driver, Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays (HarperOne), will be on with James Cordon tomorrow. Garcelle Beauvais, Love Me As I Am (Amistad), visits Watch What Happens Live, tomorrow. 

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