February 17, 2018

Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Selection | Book Pulse

Reese Witherspoon picks The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo as her book club pick for the month. Meanwhile attention to the Oprah pick continues. In award news, the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) selects Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink as the inaugural winner of their Jewish Fiction Award.

Oprah Picks An American Marriage | Book Pulse

Oprah picks An American Marriage as her newest Book Club pick and The Friend by Sigrid Nunez gets attention from the NYT and Vanity Fair.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

#1 LibraryReads pick The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah leads holds this week. Also publishing this week is the #1 Indie Next pick, The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches From the Border by Francisco Cantú.

New Bestsellers | Book Pulse

New bestsellers arrive, but The Woman in the Window and Fire and Fury hold on to their top spots on the NYT lists. The small screen adaptation of Altered Carbon gets a glowing review and a new illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland closes the week.

National Book Foundation Introduces Translation Award

On January 31, the National Book Foundation (NBF) announced that it voted unanimously to establish a fifth National Book Award that would honor fiction and nonfiction translated into English and published in the United States. The National Book Award for Translated Literature fits in with the board’s new mission statement to celebrate the best literature […]

NBA Goes International, Staunch Prize Backlash, and Authors on Air | Book Pulse

The National Book Award changes its line-up and a backlash is simmering around the Staunch prize. Meanwhile, PBS and the NYT announce their next Now Read This book club pick, and new “best of the month” lists appear.

Mary Beard and Helen Dunmore : Celebrating British Women Writers | Book Pulse

Poet Helen Dunmore wins the Costa Book of the Year award for her collection Inside the Wave and Mary Beard gets a glowing profile in The Guardian.

Book to Screen | Babylon Berlin

January 30 marks the streaming release of Netflix’s latest European import, Babylon Berlin. Based on the best-selling crime novels by Volker Kutscher, the 16-part, two-season series, directed by Tom Tykwer, is the most expensive German television series ever produced.

Pennie Picks Lincoln in the Bardo; the NYT on the New Zadie Smith | Book Pulse

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders gets even more attention as Costco’s influential book buyer, Pennie Clark Ianniciello, picks it as her book of the month. BuzzFeed focuses on Romance novels, looking at how the political climate is changing the genre.

Midwinter Galley Roundup

806  HarperCollins The Big Thrill: Anthony Horowitz’s The Word Is Murder (150 galleys), meta-mystery with a crusty detective being helped by an accomplished novelist named Anthony Horowitz; Peter Swanson’s All the Beautiful Lies (150 galleys), featuring a young man whose struggles after his father’s suicide are complicated by his flirtatious stepmother and an enigmatic stranger; […]