Happy Monday! We’re in the last five weeks of the year, when publishing and book news slows down and the shopping increases. But I still have a few great things to share with you today. I hope you also had a wonderful week, and that you’re reading something marvelous! Enjoy your upcoming week, and be excellent to each other. – xoxo, Liberty
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A radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys is coming to BBC4.
Harley Quinn is getting an animated television series.
Lizzy Caplan in talks to co-star in Fox’s Gambit.
PW has a big round-up of great children’s book deal news.
Here’s the first look at the cover of Hollywood Ending by Kellye Garrett. (Midnight Ink, August 8, 2018)
B&N has a look at the cover of the new book in the Machineries of Empire trilogy by Yoon Ha Lee! (Solaris, June 12, 2018)
Here’s a peek at Lily Anderson’s latest, Undead Girl Gang, called a ‘mashup of The Craft and Veronica Mars.’ (Razorbill, May 8, 2018)
The first official photos from the adaptation of A Discovery of Witches.
Book Riot Recommends
At Book Riot, I work on the New Books! email, the All the Books! podcast about new releases, and the Book Riot Insiders New Release Index. I am very fortunate to get to read a lot of upcoming titles, and I’m delighted to share a couple with you each week!
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones (Algonquin Books, February 6, 2018)
The author of The Silver Sparrow returns with a look at a new marriage torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Celestial and Roy have barely begun their lives together when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. He is released five years later, but Celestial has found comfort in the arms of Andre, Roy’s best man. Is it too late for them to salvage their marriage? A very insightful, touching story about contemporary relationships.
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
True crime fans, raise your hand! This is a painstakingly researched book about the Golden State Killer, by the journalist who gave him that nickname. The GSK terrorized California for a decade before disappearing, and three decades later McNamara began a quest to learn his identity. Sadly, she passed away right before its completion, but her husband, Patton Oswalt, helped get her manuscript finished. (Harper, February 27, 2018)
And this is funny.
What’s your YA fantasy series name?