Olga Tokarczuk is First Polish Winner of Man Booker International Prize

Olga Tokarczuk has become the first Polish writer to win the Man Booker International Prize. Continue reading “Olga Tokarczuk is First Polish Winner of Man Booker International Prize”

The Great American Read Airs Tonight on PBS

Are you ready to choose America’s favorite book? Continue reading “The Great American Read Airs Tonight on PBS”

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Picked Up As A Series

pll_perfectionists_2
Credit: Freeform

The Perfectionists has been ordered as a series, to air on Freeform.  Continue reading “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Picked Up As A Series”

Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe

Kamala Khan may be heading to a big screen near you!

Marvel Studios Kevin Feige dropped hints recently in an interview that plans are in the works to introduce Ms. Marvel, or Kamala Khan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this becomes a reality, Ms. Marvel  would be the first Muslim superhero portrayed on the big screen.  Continue reading “Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe”

Jojo Moyes Steps In To Save Quick Reads After Project Loses Funding

Me Before You author Jojo Moyes has stepped in to save the literacy initiative, Quick Reads. Two weeks ago, Reading Agency, the organization that  runs the project, announced that it was on the brink of closure due to the lack of funds. Continue reading “Jojo Moyes Steps In To Save Quick Reads After Project Loses Funding”

2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Torn apart by infighting and resignations, the Swedish Academy, the committee who awards the laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, announced that no award will be given this year due to the allegations of sexual misconduct, financial malpractice and leaks. The Academy made the announcement early this morning. Continue reading “2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Scandal”

Amazon Introduces Prime Book Box, A Subscription Service for Kids

584207-amazon-prime-book-box
Amazon to Introduce Prime Box for Kids Credit: Amazon

Amazon is returning back to their bookseller roots.

This past Tuesday, the online retailer introduced a new service, Prime Book Box, a subscription service that offers organized boxes of hardcover books for kids up to age 12. Customers can choose whether to receive the boxes either every one, two, or three months. The service cost $23 a box, which according to Amazon, customers will save 35% off the list price.

Continue reading “Amazon Introduces Prime Book Box, A Subscription Service for Kids”

One Book, One New York Winner Is…

New Yorkers came together to take part in the vote of the One Book, One New York campaign, an event where New Yorkers choose which book they want the entire city to read. The votes have been tallied and the results are in!

And the winner is… Continue reading “One Book, One New York Winner Is…”

Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist for the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction has been released today. The 2018 shortlist favors new writers over authors who have already made a name for themselves.  Continue reading “Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Revealed”

Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize

The Man Booker International Prize has just announced the six books that have been shortlisted for the prestigious prize. The prize gives recognition to literary works that were translated to English and publish in the UK. It is different from its equivalent, the Man Booker Prize, where that award recognizes books originally written in English and published in the UK.

The nominees are: Continue reading “Six Books Shortlisted for Man Booker International Prize”