Scroll down for a quick roundup of the latest news, fun tidbits and otherwise interesting book related events that have transpired recently …
Netflix announces a sequel for To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
After the huge success of their film adaptation of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve loved Before, Netflix has announced that they are developing a follow up film based on the second book in the popular YA series, P.S. I Still Love You.
Roald Dahl TV Show announced
Netflix has announced plans to adapt Roald Dahl’s books into an animated TV show. The news was announced on twitter with a promotional video ( see below)
Netflix will adapt the Roald Dahl universe of stories as a new slate of animated event series. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, and The BFG are just a few of the titles from the author’s beloved and award-winning library that will be reimagined for a new generation pic.twitter.com/ODO6cjqja1
— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) November 27, 2018
Sally Rooney wins two awards in one week!
Author Sally Rooney has won the 2018 Irish Book Award for Novel of the Year as well picking up the Wasterstone’s Book of the Year Award for her novel, Normal People.
We are thrilled to announce that the Waterstones #BookOfTheYear is Normal People by Sally Rooney. Loved by critics, and an army of booksellers and readers; discover a book destined to be a future classic:https://t.co/jBFeLeSqzM pic.twitter.com/ShIAl0IXOr
— Waterstones (@Waterstones) November 29, 2018
Jimmy Barnes with ARIA for Working Class Boy Documentary
I am humbled to have won the ARIA award for best soundtrack of the year. Thank you to my family and everyone who has helped me along the way, and all of you who support me in everything I do. I couldn’t do this without you all. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/fMzQVDBYKb
— Jimmy Barnes (@JimmyBarnes) November 28, 2018
Staunch Book Prize
Jock Serong has won the inaugural Staunch Book Prize fir his novel On the Java Ridge. The Staunch Book Prize is a new UK based award for books which do not include any instances of violent against women.
Daphne Du Maurier’s beloved novel, Rebecca, to be adapted for the screen
Lily James and Armie Hammer have been cast to star in a new film adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca. First adapted by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940, the new adaptation is being produced by Netflix and will be directed by Ben Wheatly.
Eric Bana cast in lead role for The Dry
Eric Bana has been cast in the lead role of Aaron Falk in the upcoming film adaptation of The Dry by Jane Harper!
Margaret Atwood announced sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale
Margaret Atwood has announced a new book, The Testaments, which will be a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.
The Costa Book Awards announce Shortlist
Normal People by Sally Rooney, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker are amongst the titles shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards.
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