Ayelet Tsbari's THE ART OF LEAVING is a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. According to The Star, "finalists were selected from a field of 99 titles submitted by 55 publishers. Each of the finalists will receive $5,000, with the winner receiving an additional $60,000...They were chosen by a jury composed of writers Ivan Coyote, Trevor Herriot, and Manjushree Thapa."
THE SUMMER OF '69 by Elin Hilderbrand, THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern, RECURSION by Blake Crouch, FURIOUS HOURS by Casey Cep, GROWING THINGS by Paul Tremblay, BLOOM by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau, LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME, and WILDER GIRLS by Rory Power have been nominated for the opening round of the Goodreads Choice Awards.
According to the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, "Southern independent booksellers have selected the finalists for the 2020 Southern Book Prize, representing bookseller favorites from 2019 that are...either about the South or written by a Southern writer." The sixteen finalists that received the most nominations are a collection of the year's most beloved 'hand sells' in fiction, nonfiction and children’s literature.
According to Deadline, Matt Olmstead, former Chicago PD showrunner, has been named co-showrunner of ABC’s new drama Stumptown, which just received a back order from ABC.
Former Walt Disney Studio’s Chair, Dick Cook, together with the Victorian Government (which is spending AUD $46 million in production costs) announced they will film RANGER’S APPRENTICE in Australia next July.
Three years ago, The Conversation Project compiled a list of ten must-reads about death and end-of-life care that included authors such as Atul Gawande, Joan Didion and Paul Kalanithi. This month, it has expanded that list to include eleven more titles, including ADVICE FOR FUTURE CORPSES by Sallie Tisdale and WITH THE END IN MIND by Kathryn Mannix.