I wonder what people who travel strictly for pleasure do on vacations.
Denis Villeneuve has confirmed that 'Dune 2' could shoot in 2022.
Fiction this fall will also include works from Jonathan Franzen, Sally Rooney, Lauren Groff, Colm Toibin and Strout, and from four of the past six winners of the fiction Pulitzer Prize: Erdrich, Richard Powers, Colson Whitehead and Anthony Doerr. "Silverview" is a posthumous release from John le Carre, who died last year. Gayl Jones' "Palmares" is her first novel in more than 20 years, and Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka's "Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth" is the Nigerian playwright's first novel in nearly 50 years.
Sarah Ferguson hopes her Mills & Boon romance 'Her Heart For A Compass' will be "the next 'Bridgerton'".
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'Game of Thrones' creator George RR Martin has revealed that he has started work on a new graphic novel titled 'Voyaging'.
Christopher Eccleston has joked about using David Thewlis' upcoming novel 'Shooting Martha' as toilet paper.
Mbedu is a star in her native South Africa, but Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel was her introduction to most voters. She…
Meyer’s acclaimed first novel takes readers into the contemporary heartland of America, in an economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town. The story follows the irritable chief of police Del Harris as he’s forced into a sticky situation when his girlfriend’s son is accused of murder. Showtime is adapting the book into a drama series starring Jeff Daniels, Maura Tierney and Alex Neustaedter.
Jojo Moyes’ 2008 romance novel follows a driven journalist named Ellie on a quest to piece together a love story of an earlier generation after she finds a mysterious letter in her newspaper archives. Directed by Augustine Frizzell, the film stars Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner and Joe Alwyn.
Majumdar’s debut, a 2020 bestseller, is a tale of contemporary India, in which a Muslim girl from a slum neighborhood is accused of a terrorist attack after a careless Facebook comment. “Immaculately constructed, acidly observed and gripping from start to finish, ‘A Burning’ is a brilliant debut,” wrote a reviewer in The Guardian. “The novel is both a crime thriller in which Jivan battles to avoid execution, and a moral drama: will her old acquaintances risk their burgeoning careers to speak up for a vilified Muslim woman?”
Miri’s National Book Award winner is narrated by a ghost, a once-homeless construction worker gazing back from the afterlife.
Inspired by his real-life stint as Carrie Fisher’s personal assistant, Byron Lane’s debut novel has at its center a Los Angeles writer named Charlie who takes a job as assistant to Kathi Kannon, star of the cult-favorite science fiction film “Nova Quest.”
Jennifer Lopez has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix through her company Nuyorican Productions.
Hirahara’s beautifully written and deeply moving mystery set in 1943 is about the lives of two sisters, Rose and Aki Ito (Nisei, first generation Japanese born in America) after their release from Manzanar, a concentration camp in California. Rose is relocated first and heads to Chicago. If Rose “insisted on something, the whole family went along with it.” They follow Rose to Chicago. But on the day they arrive, they learn Rose was run over at the corner of Clark and Division. Aki doesn’t want to be “that tragic girl,” the “surviving sister.” With Rose’s diary in hand and a deep commitment to her sister’s memory in her heart, Aki investigates. Hirahara’s novel is an accomplished and important story about a time in American history that I felt privileged bearing witness to.
I came from a family of readers. Mama and her six sisters loved nothing more than a good book, and that DNA was passed along to me.
Oscar winner Javier Bardem makes hushed, calm Chigurh the anti-Norman Bates, terrifying because we know nothing about him (the same was true of Bardem’s “Skyfall” villain). Seeming to have materialized out of nowhere in both Cormac McCarthy’s novel and Joel and Ethan Coen’s movie, he appears human, but his interactions with others make us wonder how anyone could turn out like this. As a result, Chigurh underscores the scariest thing about evil: We don’t know where it comes from.
Winner of numerous 2020 literary honors, this novel is inspired by the author’s grandfather, who fought hard to help save his Chippewa tribe from government termination. “High drama, low comedy, ghost stories, mystical visions, family and tribal lore — wed to a surprising outbreak of enthusiasm for boxing matches,” wrote New York Times reviewer Luis Alberto Urrea. “We are grateful to be allowed into this world.”