Hello writers, and happy Friday! I hope you’re all staying warm during this blustery, snowy week. We are preparing for our next live Q&A with Kathleen Sweeney from Book Brush next week –– make sure you leave any questions you may have on the blog post, and tune into the event next Friday, February 26th from 12:30 – 1:30pm EST.
Before we get onto the Publishing news this week, I want to share an incredibly helpful article from the Alliance of Independent authors that covers all things Brexit for Indie Authors.
A little bit of controversy to start off the roundup: Literary agent Brooks Sherman has come under fire after allegations of unethical agenting.
And the National Book Critics Circle is also under fire after one of their members openly criticized one of their prize finalists.
Members of ECW Press in Toronto are calling for a clearer definition of “conservative publishing”.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has donated over a million dollars toward the digitization of Indigenous oral history.
The Writers’ Trust of Canada has announced a new prize for the best Canadian book on public policy.
The adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends has added more cast members.
Lupito Nyong’o is adapting her children’s book Sulwe for Netflix.
The adaptation of Judy Bloom’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is officially happening!
Roxane Gay sat down with Monica Lewinsky for Vanity Fair for an incredible interview on how to write trauma.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Laura, Author Engagement Specialist
“Yellow Wife follows Pheby, a slave in Virginia in 1850. It tells the story of her life and the sacrifices she made for her survival and out of love for her children and family. At times this was a tough read, with many heartbreaking moments that will stick with you. Johnson’s story was beautifully written and well-researched, and this is a must read for any historical fiction lover.”