Hello writers, and happy Friday! The roundup this week is on the shorter side – which is probably for the best since I could definitely use the extra time preparing for NaNoWriMo (which is less than ten days away). Speaking of, let’s kick things off this week with our Live Q&A with NaNo Executive Director Grant Faulkner! If you’re considering participating this year, or just enjoy listening to excellent writing advice, you should definitely check it out.
Some sad news, Macmillan has announced they are closing Imprint.
Workman Publishing has launched a campaign to support indie bookstores.
Speaking of supporting indie bookstores, the legendary Strand Books (one of my favourite bookstores in the world) is facing closure due to Covid-19.
Molly Stern, the editor behind Michelle Obama’s Becoming, has founded an independent publishing house.
Not The Booker Prize has been narrowed down to six finalists – be sure to vote for your favourite!
Canadian legends Tegan and Sara are producing a TV show based on their bestselling memoir, High School.
As the newest adaptation of Rebecca comes out this week, this is a great time to look at the sudden influx of literary classics on our screens.
The adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing has found its leading lady.
Natalie Portman has released a children’s book that reimagines the role of gender in classic children’s fables.
I don’t know what’s spookier: ghost stories or the number of female ghost story writers that have been left out of the literary canon.
To say 2020 is a complicated time would be an understatement, but The Guardian has compiled a list of books to help us better understand this wild time.
Have a great weekend, everyone!