Booktrib’s news from the book world

Booktrib's News about 2022 author awards

Booktrib’s news from the book world…

  • Chris Bohjalian’s Upcoming Release, The Lioness, Will Get a TV Adaptation: “A historical fiction thriller that follows a Hollywood starlet and her entourage as they embark on a luxurious African safari that turns deadly,” this forthcoming eOne project comes on the heels of the successful adaptation of his novel The Flight Attendant for HBO Max. — Deadline

  • More Page-to-Screen Adaptations in the Works: John Green’s YA novel Turtles All the Way Down will be adapted for an HBO Max film with production announcing actors J. Smith-Cameron, Poorna Jagannathan and Maliq Johnson have joined the cast (Deadline); poet Ocean Vuong has finished the script for A24’s adaptation of his novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous (Russh); The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, best known for Anne of Green Gables, will get its movie adaptation from Cinegryphon Entertainment (The Hollywood Reporter).

  • Maia Kobabe’s Gender Queer Has Become the Most Banned Book in the Country: Jonathan Friedman, the director of free expression and education at PEN America, notes that the memoir has ended up “at the center of this because it is a graphic novel, and because it is dealing with sexuality at the time when that’s become taboo.” — The New York Times

  • Oprah Defends 2020 Book Club Selection American Dirt After Controversy: Oprah “courted controversy after she unveiled Jeanine Cummins’ divisive novel — centered on a mother and son who are forced to flee their lives in their native Mexico and escape to the U.S. as migrants — as her Oprah’s Book Club pick.” She says, “I really loved the book. And even though lots of people were asking me now to disown that, I’d already owned it, so I wasn’t going to go back on my word.” — Entertainment Weekly

Booktrib’s news about 2022 book awards + author accolades

  • The 2022 Barnes & Noble Children’s & Young Adult Book Awards, Omega Sci-Fi Awards, ANLE’s Enrique Anderson Imbert Award.

  • Knight Owl by Christopher Denise, Hooky by Míriam Bonastre Tur and Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao named winners of the 2022 Barnes & Noble Children’s & Young Adult Book Awards.

  • Lea Ypi’s Free wins the 2022 RSL Ondaatje Prize.

  • Charlie Petch’s Why I Was Late wins the 2022 ReLit Award for Poetry.

  • Short Fiction and Poetry finalists for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers have been announced.

[To read more of Booktrib’s book news, click here to Emily Henry’s “Book Lovers,” Chris Bohjalian’s “The Lioness” and Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts.]