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Tournament Of Books Zombie Poll: Today In Books

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And Now The Shortlist, Judges, And Zombie Poll!

So the shortlist was released for the 2019 Tournament of Books along with the judges but also, my favorite, the zombie poll! Not just because I like saying “zombie poll” but because it “brings back two books that were eliminated previously during gameplay. As to which books return, it’s determined by a popular vote, i.e., you.” Learn more about the 2019 Tournament of Books, the books, judges, and vote in the zombie poll here.

Alyssa Milano’s Book Deal

The actress and activist will have a children’s book publish in October 2019 by Scholastic titled Hope. It will be first in a series about a spunky 11-year-old girl who is looking to start social change in her community. You had me at “spunky.”

And In Sad News

Tin House magazine announced that its 20th Anniversary Issue will be its last issue: “Given the current costs of producing a literary magazine, I have decided to shift resources to Tin House’s other two divisions: Tin House Books and the Tin House Workshop.” You can read the publisher’s letter here.