Marina here subbing in for Joni while she’s out of office this week; I hope I can do her justice! Here’s our round-up of all things book-related you need to know.

Lots of huge announcements this week regarding some prestigious literary awards. The ManBooker Prize has just announced its shortlist for 2018, featuring its youngest ever author, Daisy Johnson, 27. Watch the announcement and list below:

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We are pleased to announce our #ManBooker2018 shortlist. Watch what our judges had to say and read more here: https://t.co/iL5pmgKpaZ pic.twitter.com/5ZKZrYlIEp

Another award we have heard from this week was The Giller Prize, which announced its longlist for this year’s award. This is the most prestigious award in Canadian Literature. Check out the nominees below:

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It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. https://t.co/WBNrExCvTE #GillerPrize #CanLit pic.twitter.com/g631aDYHDp

And it looks like Michelle Obama is filling up arenas in her upcoming USA tour! Getting tickets for these has been compared to scoring tickets to a Beyoncé concert, because they are selling out so fast! We are all very excited about her memoir Becoming coming out in November.

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Movie Lovers Corner:


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Some great news for fans of romcoms and romance novels. It looks like LA’s The Ripped Bodice – the US’ only exclusively romance brick-and-mortar bookstore – has partnered up with Sony Pictures Television to bring forth new adaptations of female-centered content. Check out the article by EW for the full scoop! If you’ve loved recent adaptations of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and Crazy Rich Asians, you will definitely want to tune in.

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We are so grateful to Chris and the whole team at Sony for offering us a seat at the table. We are so excited to help develop the romance projects we want to see on our screens! 💗 https://t.co/LF5tglwopT

While we wait for all the new romcoms to come out, check out this amazing list of upcoming adaptations by LitHub, featuring my personal favourites: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend.


KWL News:


Chrissy and Laura will be at NINC in Florida next week. Happy and safe travels, team!

And today KWL author Carrie Ann Ryan is taking over our Facebook page answering all your questions! Head on over to participate between 1-2PM EST or catch up on the discussion after at our Kobo Writing Life page!


Staff Recommendation:

Elizabeth Scott, Pub Operations Coordinator



The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death

by Erin Gibson

“The audiobook is an experience in itself. I’ve read a lot of feminism and gender equality but the author’s snark and writing makes it all very fresh and hilarious. The author just reads it in such a way that it’s like listening to a perfect marriage of standup comedy and gender studies”


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