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Children Of Blood And Bone Chosen As Tonight Show Summer Read

Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, YA fantasy Children of Blood and Bone, has been chosen by fan vote as the inaugural pick for The Tonight Show Summer Reads book club. The story following young Zélie and company on a journey to right the wrongs committed against Orïsha’s magical people won with 47% of the votes.

New Academy To Award Prize In Protest Of Nobel Prize For Literature

More than 100 Swedish writers, actors, and other cultural figures have formed the New Academy, which will hand out an award this autumn, following the same timeline as the Nobel Prize for literature. The New Academy will bestow their award as an act of protest against the Swedish Academy and the Nobel following sexual assault allegations connected to the Swedish Academy, which led to the cancellation of this year’s Nobel prize. “We have founded the New Academy to remind people that literature and culture at large should promote democracy, transparency, empathy and respect, without privilege, bias arrogance or sexism,” they said.

Samira Ahmed Reveals Next Book

Samira Ahmed, author of Love, Hate and Other Filters, shared about her next book, Internment. Here’s a bit of the description: “Set in a horrifying ’15 minutes in the future’ United States, the book follows 17-year-old Layla Amin as she is forced into an internment camp for Muslim Americans along with her parents.” Click here for an excerpt and the cover of what sounds like a timely story of hope and resistance.