Happy Friday Savvy Readers! I hope you’re all looking forward to some rest, relaxation, and reading this long weekend. But before you jet off on your mini-retreats, here’s what went down in the book world this week!
1. Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage and Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black were shortlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award!
Celebrating 25 years, this award is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, worth €100,000 to the winner! Books are nominated for the Dublin Literary Award by public libraries around the world and are chosen on the basis of literary merit as determined by the nominating library. Read more about this year’s nominees here.
2. Amazon is set to adapt Kacen Callender’s YA novel Felix Ever After!
Telling the story of a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery, all while falling in love for the first time, Callender’s popular new YA novel is set to be adapted for TV by Amazon. Read more about this story.
3. HarperCollins Canada revealed the cover of Glynis Peters’ new novel, The Forgotten Orphan!
Abandoned when she was tiny, Maisie Reynolds was separated from her twin brother and forced to grow up in Holly Bush orphanage – a place where she has never known love or kindness. But with the world at war and Hitler’s devastating bombs coming ever closer, fate has other plans for Maisie and a secret from her past changes everything. When she meets handsome Canadian paratrooper, Cam, Maisie learns that love might not be lost to her after all – but not before her past life and D Day bring a tragic twist to her happiness. On sale December 2020, see the official cover reveal here.
Well, Savvy Readers, that’s all I have for you today! Which of these literary tidbits did you find most interesting? Let me know in the comments below or tweet us @SavvyReader.