Bookmarks: September 18

What a week, Savvy Readers! I don’t know about you, but I feel like these weeks are just flying by, and I’m struggling to keep up! Want to know what happened in the literary world this week? Here’s some of the big stories you might’ve missed.

1. Diane Cook’s novel The New Wilderness was one of the titles shortlisted for the Booker Prize!

The Booker Prize shortlist was announced this past week, and we were thriller to see Diane Cook‘s novel The New Wilderness make the cut! The New Wilderness is the thrilling story of a mother’s battle to protect her daughter in a world ravaged by climate change. Check out the full shortlist here, and congratulations to all the nominees.

2. Albert Woodfox’s Solitary won an American Book Award!

Speaking of awards, we were also thrilled to see that Albert Woodfox‘s incredibly powerful memoir, Solitary, has won an American Book Award! Solitary is the story of a man who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. Read more about the award announcement here!

3. Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney has a new book coming! 

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, the author of the fan-favourite and bestselling novel The Nest, has announced that she’s officially back with her new novel – Good Company – next year! The story centres on a seemingly happy married couple whose relationship is upended when teh wife comes upon the wedding ring her husband claims to have lost years ago. Read more about the announcement here!

That’s all we’ve got for you this week, Savvy Readers! Let us know what books you’re curling up with this weekend in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!

Happy reading,

Jesse

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