Happy Friday Savvy Readers! Another week has come and gone and that means it’s time for your weekly rundown of all things books! So without further ado, let’s jump into it!
1. Canadian author Jean Teillet was interviewed by Canadian Geographic!
The Indigenous rights lawyer, great-grand-niece of Louis Riel, and author of the bestselling book The North-West Is Our Mother was interviewed by Canadian Geographic as a part of their series on the Hudson’s Bay Company. The history of the company and that of the Metis extends as far as the 1700s when growing trade alliances between fur traders and First Nations resulted in a new generation of children that saw themselves as separate from the First Nations community and that of the western fur traders. Read more of Jean’s interview here.
2. Paul Feig is set to adapt Soman Chainani’s bestselling YA debut The School for Good And Evil for Netflix!
Paul Feig, who currently serves as an executive producer of the new HBO Max series Love Life, has been tapped to adapt the first book in Chainani’s six-book series which follows best friends Sophie and Agatha who uncover where fairytale legacies go to school: the School for Good and Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. Chainani’s series has sold over 2.5 million copies and translated into 30 languages across six continents! Learn more about this story here.
3. Win a $50 gift card to your favourite Canadian bookstore!
You still have time to enter HarperCollins Canada’s Instagram giveaway in support of indie bookstores! On June 1st a few lucky people will win a $50 gift card to their favourite place to buy books. To enter, follow @harpercollinsca on Instagram and comment the name of your favourite Canadian bookstore. Bonus points for tagging another book lover! Enter here.