Happy Friday, everyone! And now that it’s officially June, I can wish you all a Happy Audiobook Month and a Happy Pride Month as well! We had a great live event this week, where Tara, Shayna, Laura, and Joni answered all of your promo questions. If you didn’t get a chance to catch the live event, you can watch it here:
Now let’s take a quick look at this week in publishing news.
Bloomsbury has purchased indie publisher Head of Zeus.
There has been some controversy around a line in Elin Hilderbrand’s new novel.
Margaret Atwood is publishing a new essay collection next spring.
There has been a lot of literary prize news this week:
The winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been announced.
Five Little Indians by Michelle Good has won the Amazon First Novel Award.
Thomas King has won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.
And last but not least, At Night All Blood is Black has won the International Booker Prize.
A book looking behind the scenes of cult classic Shaun of the Dead is coming out this fall.
Actor Matthew Rhys has restored one of the last of Hemingway’s boats.
And lastly, I thoroughly enjoyed this essay on the letter X, it’s historical significance, and it’s usage within (or rather outside) the gender binary.
Have a great weekend!
Laura, Author Engagement Specialist
“I’ve come to expect great things from Taylor Jenkins Reid, and her latest novel didn’t disappoint. Set in 1983, Malibu Rising tells the story of the famous Riva siblings. Beginning on the day of their epic end of summer party, the novel weaves between their childhood, and the party that will change their lives forever. It’s a beautiful story about family and what we carry with us across generations, and what you can choose to leave behind.”