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Kathryn Hahn to Star in MRS. FLETCHER Adaptation: Today in Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Dynamite Entertainment, publisher of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising.

Kathryn Hahn To Star In Mrs. Fletcher

HBO ordered a pilot for the series adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s Mrs. Fletcher. Kathryn Hahn will star as Eve Fletcher in the comedy about a mother and son who explore their newfound freedom after the son goes to college. Perrotta will write the pilot and executive produce.

Man Booker Changes Taiwanese Author’s Nationality

The Man Booker came under fire for changing a prize nominee’s nationality. Long listed author of The Stolen Bicycle Wu Ming-Yi posted the news of his nomination and made positive mention of the fact that his nationality was listed as Taiwan, rather than Taiwan, China. About two weeks later, the Man Booker changed the line in response to pressure from Beijing whose stance is that the self-governed island is part of China. People took to Man Booker’s Facebook page to criticize the move. Wu has declined to speak on the subject.

Neil Gaiman Is Bringing Gormenghast Back To TV

Back in 2000, BBC produced a four-part miniseries of Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake’s classic fantasy series about the (super-weird) inhabitants of a crumbling mansion, and now Neil Gaiman is bringing it back to the small screen. Gaiman has been working on the adaptation, originally planned as a film, for a couple of years with the blessing of Fabian Peake (Mervyn’s son).