The 2022 Davitt Awards Shortlists Are Announced | Book Pulse

The 2022 Davitt Awards shortlists are announced. Bestselling author Anna Todd announces a new literary award. This year's second quarter Panorama Picks are released. Anthony Marra's forthcoming Mercury Pictures Presents gets reviewed. Han Solo and Princess Leia get married in the upcoming Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis. Gizmodo recaps all the trailers released at Comic Con 2022.

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Awards & Picks

2022's Davitt Awards shortlists are announced.

Bestselling author Anna Todd announced The Frayed Pages x Wattpad Books Award as a new category in Wattpad’s annual Watty Awards competition. Todd will serve as a judge for the new award. 

CBC highlights authors longlisted for the 2022 Leacock Medal Award for Humour.

BookRiot has a writeup about this year's second quarter Panorama Picks.


Datebook reviews Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra (Hogarth): "Anthony Marra’s epically entertaining new novel Mercury Pictures Presents is about them — the traumatized newcomers who became essential to American cinema and the entire texture of our country." And, Delphi by Clare Pollard (Avid Reader Pr./ S. & S.): "There is something deeply comforting about this whole story. The vulnerability, vanity and impotence our protagonist feels during this particular moment in history are, for this reader at least, completely recognizable. In the end, the novel is not a prophecy, but it is a reassuring reflection in the darkness."

NYT reviews Memoirs by Robert Lowell, ed, by Steven Gould Axelrod and Grzegorz Kosc (Farrar): “Reading Memoirs is like finding a roll of undeveloped film from 1954. Lowell rode these sentences into new ways of thinking and writing. There were riddles of existence that, clearly, he was only beginning to shake down." And, Golden Age by Wang Xiaobo, trans. byYan Yan (Astra House): “The novel recounts the coming-of-age of Wang Er, whose life closely parallels Wang Xiaobo’s…The idea of how to stand up to power underlies The Golden Age.”

Briefly Noted

USA Today shares an excerpt from the forthcoming Star Wars: The Princess and the Scoundrel by Beth Revis (Random House Worlds), in which Han Solo and Princess Leia get married.

NYT has a Q&A with Emily Henry, Book Lovers (Berkley; LJ starred review), about the power of travel and taking her characters out of their comfort zones.

Michelle Tea talks to Autostraddle about her forthcoming book, Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My (In)Fertility (Dey Street).

The Rumpus explores "forms of narrowing” in Julie Otsuka’s The Swimmers (Knopf; LJ starred review).

Jon Raymond, Denial (S. & S.), recommends “Sci-Fi for People Who Don’t Really Like Sci-Fi.,” at LitHub.

Esquire looks at how the crypto revolution might influence the book ecosystem.

Megan Miranda, The Last to Vanish (Scribner/ Marysue Rucci Books), writes about “small towns, dark tourism, and the art of slow-burn tension,” at CrimeReads.

Locus shares new and notable releases for the week.

LitHub recommends 10 books for the week.

The Millions highlights notable new releases this week.

Bustle shares 10 must-read books for the week, and shares a list of 26 enemies-to-lovers books.

OprahDaily has 17 books to empower women.

Tordotcom suggests “Five Summer Reads for Star Gazers.”

BookRiot has 15 comedy audiobooks, 10 summer romances, and new releases this week.

Authors On Air

NPR’s Fresh Air talks with Bob Odenkirk, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama (Random), as he reflects on his life-changing heart attack.

Lidia Yuknavitch discusses her latest book, Thrust (Riverhead), and embarking on a new form of storytelling on the First Draft podcast.

Vulture reports that the new Percy Jackson series will likely air in early 2024.

The Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 31st through September 10th, will open with Netflix’s White Noise, based on the book by Don DeLillo. Deadline reports.

Bustle rounds up everything to know about the upcoming seriesHouse of the Dragon on HBO.

Gizmodo recaps all the trailers released at Comic Con 2022.


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