This edition of Today In Books is sponsored by Flatiron Books and Legendary by Stephanie Garber.
948 Books Banned
By Kuwaiti authorities at a literature festival. Among the books banned is Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, a novel set in 19th-century Russia that explores morality, free will and the existence of God. Over the past five years the information ministry has blacklisted over 4,000 books including One Hundred Years Of Solitude and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Champagne And Popcorn: Ring In The New Year With Doctor Who
Instead of the traditional Christmas Day special episode this year we’re getting a first-ever “Who Year’s Day!” The current season’s finale will air December 9th on BBC America, starting on December 24th a marathon will begin–including past Doctors–and the New Year’s special will air on January 1st.
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind adaptation, directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor and starring Maxwell Simba and Ejiofor! Like Dumplin’ it will launch on Netflix and also get a limited theater release. 2019 is going to be an awesome year for adaptations!