NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists Announced | Book Pulse

The New York Public Library announces the 2022 Young Lions Fiction Award finalists. The CBC Short Story Prize longlist is out. The New York Public Library also announces a partnership with Hachette, Macmillan, and Scholastic to make some banned or challenged books available to everyone. Interviews arrive with Lucy Corin, Claire Messud, Kate Folk, Diane Keaton, Valerie Biden Owens, Chelsea Vowel, Rachel Rose, and Scott Sonenshein.

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Awards & Buzzy Book News

The New York Public Library announces the 2022 finalists for the Young Lions Fiction Award.

The 2022 CBC Short Story Prize longlist is announced.

The New York Public Library also announces a partnership with Hachette, Macmillan, and Scholastic to make some banned or challenged books available to everyone.

NYT features a piece about the changing relationship between independent booksellers and Barnes & Noble.

Author Christopher Moore has died at age 70. NYT has more about his life.

Page to Screen

April 15:

Anatomy of a Scandal, based on the book by Sarah Vaughan. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer

Paris, 13th District, based on associated titles by Adrian Tomine. IFC Films. Reviews | Trailer

Roar, based on the short story collection by Cecelia Ahern. Apple TV+. No reviews | Trailer

To Olivia, based on the book An Unquiet Life by Stephen Michael Shearer. Vertical Entertainment. Reviews | Trailer

April 17:

Fear the Walking Dead, based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman. AMC. Reviews | Trailer

April 19:

New Amsterdam, based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer. Reviews | Trailer

April 20:

The Flight Attendant, based on the book by Chris Bohjalian. HBO Max. Reviews | Trailer

April 21:

He’s Expecting, based on the manga Hiyama Kentarou no Ninshin by Yuko Hakoda. Netflix. No reviews | Trailer


NYT reviews The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict Between the US and Xo Jinping’s China by Kevin Rudd (PublicAffairs: Hachette): “covers a broad range of subjects — from the contest to perfect semiconductors to dollar figures on Chinese sovereign credit flows to Ecuador. Readers looking for resources to embark on an even deeper dive on any specific topic may find themselves at a loss.”

The Washington Post reviews Freezing Order: A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath by Bill Browder (S. & S.): "not just a cracking good read — it is a reminder of the urgency of addressing the global plague of money laundering." Also, Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (Berkley; LJ starred review): "Perkins-Valdez has done a fine job of building a structure and scaffolding that will not only endure but also bear the weight of future writers yearning to bring the past to readers afresh." Plus, Who's Black and Why: A Hidden Chapter from the Eighteenth-Century Invention of Race edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew S. Curran (Belknap): "offers an invaluable historical example of the creation of a scientific conception of race that is unlikely to disappear anytime soon." And, more reviews posted today.

Locus Magazine reviews All the Horses of Iceland by Sarah Tolmie (Tor.com: Macmillan): “Although relatively little of the story is set in Iceland itself, it manages to evoke the hypnotic rhythms of the Eddas, and it gracefully balances its meticulous historical detail with a strange and sweeping sense of legend.”

Book Marks shares "The Best Reviewed Books of the Week."

Briefly Noted

The Millions features the work of Lucy Corin, The Swank Hotel (Greywolf: Macmillan), as “picking up where Virginia Woolf left off.”

Claire Messud, author of A Dream Life (Tablo Tales), talks to The Rumpus about “writing, childhood, the play of perspective, a writerly commitment to authenticity, and the joys of rediscovering influence.”

Bustle interviews Kate Folk, Out There (Random), about “online dating, body horror, and adapting her work for television.”

Diane Keaton talks to People about her newest book, Saved: My Picture World (Rizzoli), and some of her favorite featured images from her life. Also, Valerie Biden Owens, Growing Up Biden (Celadon), discusses “her enduring bond with the president - her big brother.”

Garcelle Beauvais, chats with USA Today about her new book Love Me As I Am (Amistad), "infertility and a Bill Cosby encounter."

Ocean Vuong, Time is a Mother (Penguin), answers the NYT's By the Book questionnaire.

Tor.com shares the fourth chapter of Siren Queen by Nghi Vo (Tordotcom; LJ starred review), due out May 10.

Ebony reports on Charlamange tha God launching “a new line of graphic novels and comic books.”

Deadline features “9 New Original Comic Book Series” by IDW.

Poets & Writers explores page one “Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin."

The Rumpus has an excerpt of Singing Lessons for the Stylish Canary by Laura Stanfill (Lanternfish). 

CrimeReads lists “Ten Crime Novels With Isolated Settings” and “Six Novels With an Overwhelming Sense of Unease, Slow-Burning Menace, and Coercive Control.” 

The Seattle Times has “reader recommendations for mysteries set in the past.”

Tor.com shares “Five Unconventional SFF Heists” and “Best Boats of Fantasy Fiction.”

Lit Hub provides “8 stories about scammers for when you’ve done watching Inventing Anna.”

Electric Lit lists “7 Novels About the Theatre Set in Victorian London.”

Book Riot gives “The Best Books Under 200 Pages” and “12 Essential Storm Comics.”

NYT has "New in Paperback."

Authors on Air

CBC Radio interviews Chelsea Vowel, author of Buffalo is the New Buffalo (Arsenal), about “language, gender identity and cultural resurgence.”Also, Rachel Rose discusses “empathy, acceptance and redemption” in her book The Octopus has Three Hearts (Douglas & McIntyre).

Brené Brown interviews Scott Sonenshein, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less-and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined (Harper), about “why we’ll never be the same again (and why it’s time to talk about it).”

Molly Shannon, Hello, Molly!, written with Sean Wilsey (Ecco), will be a guest on Drew Barrymore’s talk show.

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