Happy Friday Savvy Readers! Another week of working-from-home, preparing for the holidays, and snuggling by the fireplace has come to an end. Where did the time go? Here’s a round-up of major news you might have missed this week – we’ve got you covered!
1. Quentin Tarantino signs a two-book deal with HarperCollins!
Award-winning director Quentin Tarantino has signed a two-book deal with HarperCollins that will begin with the novelization of his acclaimed film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The 2019 hit film will take the form of a paperback – with a purported surprise ending that differs from the film!. Read more about the upcoming novels here.
2. The bestselling and award-winning memoir HillBilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance has been adapted into a Netflix original film.
J.D. Vance’s highly praised novel HillBilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis has come to screen in a Netflix original film released November 24th. Director Ron Howard brings together a stellar cast starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close and Frieda Pinto. This deeply moving tale of family and loss of the American dream is set against a score by Hans Zimmer. Watch the trailer here.
3. Unseen J.R.R. Tolkien essays on Middle Earth coming out in 2021!
Previously unpublished writings by J.R.R Tolkien are coming to bookshelves in summer 2021. The Nature of Middle Earth are Tolkien’s final collection covering a variety of topics including his journey to better understand his creation. This is the ideal next read for those who enjoyed The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales. Find out more here.
4. The GoodReads Choice Awards final round is ending this week.
The 12th Annual GoodReads Choice Awards final round is coming to an end on November 30th. Almost 5 million votes have already been cast – don’t miss out on the chance to champion your favourite novel of 2020. Check out all the nominees and cast your vote here.
5. Thomas King was named Companion of the Order of Canada!
Recognized for his enduring contributions to the preservation and recognition of Indigenous culture, King is also the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and the RBC Taylor Prize. He’s among 114 new appointments to the Order of Canada of which Companion is the highest level of the Order! Read more about this story here.
6. Andrew Taylor was awarded the 2020 Historical Writers’ Association 2020 Gold Crown Award!
Chosen by a panel of authors, publishers and agents of historical writing, both fiction and non-fiction, the HWA Gold Crown Award recognizes the best historical writing. Read more about this story here.
7. HarperCollins Canada and Balzac’s Coffee Roasters have teamed up for a Warm Wishes giveaway!
Books and coffee make the best combination! Enter now for your chance to win one of five HarperCollins x Balzac’s prize packs, which include one copy of Before the Coffee Gets Cold, your choice of ground or whole bean Balzac’s Winter Blend coffee, and a Balzac’s mug! Enter now.
Enjoy the weekend, get your Black Friday shopping done, and don’t forget to come back next Friday for another weekly round-up!