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Marisa Tomei to Narrate Elena Ferrante’s Audiobook: Today In Books

Marisa Tomei to Narrate Elena Ferrante’s Audiobook

The author of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante, has a new novel releasing on September 1st: The Lying Life of Adults. And the audiobook will be narrated by Marisa Tomei, which shockingly will be her first audiobook narration. But hopefully not her last!

Vanity Fair’s September Issue Will Be Guest-Edited by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Vanity Fair will put out a special edition in September that will explore power, art, and activism in America. Ta-Nehisi Coates (Between the World and Me; We Were Eight Years in Power; The Water Dancer) will be the guest editor and Eve L. Ewing, Bomani Jones, Ava DuVernay, Josie Duffy Rice, Jesmyn Ward, and more will contribute. “Equally, I’m humbled that so many of this country’s best writers and artists have agreed to participate. The moment is too big for any one of us to address alone.”

DOJ Goes After Bolton’s Book Royalties

Former U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book, The Room Where it Happened, published even though the Trump administration tried to stop it. Now the Department of Justice has decided to go after the royalties from the bestseller, including the reported $2 million advance Bolton received to write the book. “Bolton is due to reply to the government’s filings by August 14.”

The Safe Feeling Of Libraries

How one reader with OCD struggled with the loss of library access during the pandemic, but ultimately benefited from some time away.