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Mystery Writers of America Withdraw Linda Fairstein As A Grand Master: Today In Books

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Mystery Writers of America Were Asked To Rethink Award Nominee

After announcing that Linda Fairstein, along with Martin Cruz Smith, would be receiving the 2019 Grand Master Award at this year’s Edgar Awards many people asked them to reconsider Fairstein. Linda Fairstein was the prosecutor in the Central Park Five case where five black teenagers were wrongly convicted. “The Five served six to 13 years in prison before their convictions were vacated following the confession of a serial rapist, confirmed by DNA evidence, in 2002. Fairstein has never apologized or changed her position on their guilt.” After consideration Mystery Writers of America withdrew Linda Fairstein’s Grand Master award. You can read their statement here.

Waterstones Book Of The Year Goes To

Normal People by Sally Rooney! The British book retailers award, created in 2012, usually goes to books that are bestsellers leading up to Christmas. Read more about Rooney’s novel and the runner ups.

Exciting Adaptation News

JoAnn Chaney’s thriller As Long As We Both Shall Live, publishing January 15th, already sold its film rights. As someone who read an ARC of the book, I promise this is exciting. It’s going to be a huge thriller in 2019, and it’s perfect for film adaptation.