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Nobody Gets Married: Today in Books

This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason and Soho Press.

Nobody Gets Married

Give me all of the fairytale retellings with a modern, progressive twist, especially if they’re written by Rebecca Solnit. Cinderella Liberator is a retelling of the fairy tale classic where “nobody gets married, nobody becomes a princess, the prince needs liberation too.” It’s out on May 7th and I want, want, want.

Better Late than Never in our Happily Ever Afters

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) may finally be getting with the program: they’ve posted a job opening for an Outside Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Consultant. Here’s hoping the next 20 years of RITA awards won’t be marred by such abysmal BIPOC representation.

Nnedi Okorafor, Doer of All the Things

Need Okorafor has been slaying us for years with books like the Binti trilogy and Akata Witch. We now know that in addition to developing Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed with Viola Davis, Okorafor is also creating her own TV company. The name? Africanfuturism Productions, Inc. Keep killing’ it, Nnedi.