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Writers Against Trump Virtual Panel For Georgia Senate Runoff: Today In Books

Writers Against Trump Virtual Panel For Georgia Senate Runoff

If you’re looking for something bookish to do on Saturday the 12th at 12 p.m. EST, Avid Bookshop and Books & Books are co-sponsoring a virtual panel: Writers Against Trump: The Georgia Senate Runoff. It will be moderated by Carolyn Forché, and you’ll get to hear from Jericho Brown, Anjali Enjeti, Tayari Jones, and Laurel Snyder as they help support Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s run-off elections on January 5th in Georgia.

Hillary Clinton’s Podcast Goes Full Bookish

Hillary Clinton has a podcast, You and Me Both With Hillary Clinton, and the latest episode went full bookish. She sat down to chat books with author Louise Penny who writes the very popular mystery series Chief Inspector Armand Gamache; founder of Fair Fight and Fair Count Stacey Abrams who, along with her nonfiction titles, also wrote romantic suspense novels under the pen name Selena Montgomery; and Marley Dias who founded #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, produced and hosts Netflix’s Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices, and wrote Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!

Fantasy Historical Novella Ring Shout Will Be A TV Series

The award winning novella Ring Shout by P. Djéli Clark, a dark fantasy historical, has been acquired by Skydance Television (in a competitive situation!) to be adapted into a TV series. And we already have a lead attached: KiKi Layne (from the If Beale Street Could Talk adaptation). And the writer, director, and showrunner will be Kasi Lemmons (Harriet).

The Most Popular Under-The-Radar Books in U.S. Libraries: July–September 2020

Take a peek at the most popular under-the-radar books in public libraries across the United States for the 2020 third quarter.