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Cover reveal: Wole Soyinka’s Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth.

Literary Hub is pleased to reveal the US cover for Wole Soyinka’s new novel, Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth, which will be published on September 28 by Pantheon Books. This will be Soyinka’s first novel to be published in 48 years, and also the first since he won the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-04-23 13:30:34 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #first novel #pantheon books #literary hub #happiest people #wole soyinka #cover reveal


Who should star in the TV adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred?

You may have noticed that here at Literary Hub, we’re pretty big fans of Octavia Butler—and especially of Kindred, arguably her most famous novel. So we were very excited by the recent news that that 42-year-old book is finally getting an adaptation: FX has recently ordered a pilot, which was... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-19 14:00:40 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #pulitzer prize #macarthur fellow #recent news #literary hub


Why Does Goodreads Have a Problem with Fiction by Women, About Women?

If you’ve used the internet to read book or film reviews in the last decade, you’ve probably heard of the Bechdel test. Cartoonist Alison Bechdel introduced the test in her comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For in 1985 as a means of assessing the ways women are portrayed in fiction. The test... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-21 09:50:22 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #read book #literary hub


What 2020 Children’s Book Roundups Are Missing

Feature image from Akiko Miyakoshi’s I Dream a Journey * I knew things were going to get hard when the library closed. I am, by profession, a writer and a professor of storytelling. I’ve read to my twin children—now four—since their infancy. But as avid readers as we already were, 2020 upped our... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-21 09:49:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #children’s book #literary hub #avid readers #ve read


The cast for George Saunders’ new audiobook is very cool.

George Saunders’ new book, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life, is out next month and promises to be a literary master class on the short story. Drawing from his teaching career at Syracuse’s MFA program, Saunders walks readers... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-17 17:00:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #audiobook #literary hub #mfa program #short story #master class #george saunders


A never-before-seen Shirley Jackson story has just been published.

This week is a whirlwind for Shirley Jackson fans! On Monday we learned we’re getting a Jackson tribute anthology in 2021, and now, an unseen Shirley Jackson story has been published in The Strand Magazine. Jackson’s son, Laurence Hyman, found the story—“Adventure on a Bad Night”—among Jackson’s... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-17 16:17:13 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #anthology #literary hub


Christopher Hitchens’s backlist is getting a cool new redesign.

If you love a) a good set and b) a pugnacious critic, then you’re in luck. Nearly ten years after the death of Christopher Hitchens, Atlantic Books is releasing new mass-market paperback editions of 12 of his books, redesigned by Nathan Burton and art directed by Richard Evans. (I don’t know... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-17 14:22:23 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #paperback #literary hub #ten years #christopher hitchens #atlantic books


Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham on Social Media, Black Futurity, and the Archive

Writers Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have edited and brought forth to the world Black Futures, a visually-stunning mixed-media anthology that threads together different facets of Black culture and thought by some of today’s most esteemed poets, artists, academics, and creatives. At its heart,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-11 09:49:52 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #anthology #literary hub #jenna wortham #kimberly drew


Melania Trump’s post-White House book might not be a memoir after all, which is fine.

For a while, Melania Trump has teased that she might write a book after the Trump family exits the White House. I, like many, had mixed feelings. On one hand, it’d be interesting to see the Trump administration from the point of the view of the famously sullen First Lady; but on the other hand,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-10 18:18:04 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #literary hub #trump administration #mixed feelings #white house #melania trump


Jordan Smith will serve as Interim Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Earlier this year, Lisa Lucas announced that she would be stepping down as executive director of the National Book Foundation to become Senior Vice President & Publisher of Pantheon and Schocken Books. This morning, the National Book Foundation announced that Lucas will be joining the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-10 14:46:45 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #national book foundation #literary hub #schocken books


More virtual book events should be variety shows!

Ryan Chapman (erstwhile host of Nerd Jeopardy, back episodes of which you can enjoy here) is launching the paperback edition of his novel, Riots I Have Known, tonight, and as a veteran showman of the literary world, Chapman has decided to put together something a little different. Tonight’s... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-09 20:04:37 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #paperback #literary hub #literary world #paperback edition #nerd jeopardy


Jeremy O. Harris is donating a collection of plays by Black writers to libraries across the country.

On Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, Slave Play and Daddy playwright Jeremy O. Harris announced he is donating a collection of 15 plays by Black playwrights to 53 libraries and community centers across the United States—and is donating one such collection to Northwestern University in Seth... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-09 17:29:54 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #libraries #literary hub #northwestern university #community centers #seth meyers #late night #black writers


Lit Hub Daily: December 9, 2020

“I personally know the author of this story you’re reading.” Oh look, a new story by Rachel Kushner. | Lit Hub Fiction Finding your craft: Wright Thompson on bourbon, books, and writing your way out of small-town America. | Lit Hub Memoir “He ripped his shirt open, revealing the bloody tooth,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-09 11:30:37 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #memoir #literary hub #lithub memoir #small-town america #rachel kushner


Why I Bought a Bookstore at 29

My local bookstore is long, narrow, and outlined in wooden bookshelves. It’s wedged in an old Victorian building that sits across from the Salish Sea, where orcas, seals, and otters are frequently sighted. It smells like paper and salt water, and holds some 3,000 titles that reveal to tourists... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-07 09:49:19 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore #literary hub #local bookstore


The Hidden Literary Heritage of Harriet the Spy

In 1963 and 1964, as Louise Fitzhugh was inventing Harriet the Spy’s world, nannies and spies were very much in the public eye. Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music were in the movie theaters. John le Carré’s The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Ian Fleming’s James Bond books were leading... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-04 09:55:48 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #hardcover #literary hub #ian fleming #movie theaters #mary poppins #public eye #louise fitzhugh


Showtime has (already) optioned a book about Biden’s win for television.

Joe Biden’s presidency has not yet begun, so one might think it would be too soon to start planning its depiction on television. Think again! Less than a month after Biden’s win, Showtime has optioned an upcoming book by John Heilemann, who has covered the President-elect for more than 30 years.... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 19:58:49 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #upcoming book #literary hub #joe biden


Jason Reynolds bought up all his own books from local DC bookstores and gave them to readers.

Jason Reynolds: two-time National Book Award finalist, TIME 100 Next honoree, and, apparently, real-life angel. Yesterday, for Giving Tuesday, the Look Both Ways and Ghost author let us know via Twitter that he’d bought the entire inventory of his books from local bookstores across DC, so... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 18:19:56 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #national book award #literary hub #local bookstores #giving tuesday #jason reynolds


Allegheny County Jail has reversed its policy banning book delivery to its incarcerated population.

Here’s a heartening update to a terrible story: In November, Allegheny County Jail came under fire for instituting a draconian policy banning its incarcerated population from receiving physical books in the mail, only giving them access to 263 pre-approved eBooks on prison-owned tablets. Now,... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 17:31:58 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ebooks #literary hub #terrible story #incarcerated population


NYC radical bookstore Bluestockings is back—and they need your help.

YES! The volunteer-run, collectively owned radical bookstore and activist center Bluestockings is reopening in a new location after shutting down over the summer and fall. In July, Bluestockings announced they were shutting down their original location at 172 Allen Street for both pandemic and... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 16:23:15 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #bookstore #literary hub #ve found


Brit Bennett is one of EW’s Entertainers of the Year.

What do Brit Bennett, Megan Thee Stallion, and Sascha Baron Cohen all have in common? They’ve all joined The Weeknd in being named Entertainment Weekly’s 2020 Entertainers of the Year. Though I’ve loved Bennett since her 2017 debut novel The Mothers, this well-deserved recognition comes on the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-03 16:03:02 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #debut novel #literary hub #vanishing half #brit bennett