This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by Amazon Publishing, publisher of Smoke and Summons by Charlie N. Holmberg.
CBS Has Ordered The Drama Pilot Frankenstein
And I promise it’s not what you think: A homicide detective in San Francisco “is mysteriously brought back to life after being killed in the line of duty. But as he resumes his old life and he and his wife realize he isn’t the same person he used to be, they zero in on the strange man behind his resurrection – Dr. Victor Frankenstein.” I’d make a joke but it’s from the writer of Elementary so I’m willing to give it a try.
With 86% Of The Publishing Workforce Being White
What is it like to be one of the few women of color working in the industry? Here’s a great article where 10 women of color speak out about their experiences.
Detained Asylum Seeker Wins Australia’s Most Valuable Literary Prize
Mr. Behrouz Boochani, Iranian asylum seeker, has been held in Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island since 2013. Omid Tofighian, the book’s translator, worked with Boochani for over five years as Boochani sent him the book in pieces over the messaging app WhatsApp. No Friend But The Mountains: Writing From Manus Prison was awarded the A$100,000 prize and the A$25,000 prize for non-fiction.