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Maureen Goo Announces Next YA Novel THROWBACK: Today in Books

Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan to Star in Fleishman is in Trouble

Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan have signed on to star in the FX on Hulu limited series based on Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s best-selling novel Fleishman is in Trouble. The story follows forty-something Toby Fleishman, who is recently separated and diving into the world of app-based dating. Meanwhile, his ex-wife, Rachel, has disappeared, leaves him with the kids. Eisenberg will play Toby, and Caplan has been cast to star as Libby, the narrator of the story and Toby’s friend whom he reconnects with after his separation. Author Brodesser-Akner will write the TV adaptation of her own novel. This marks the author’s television writing debut. A premiere date for the show has not yet been determined.

Maureen Goo Announces Next YA Novel Throwback

Earlier this week, author Maureen Goo tweeted some big news: her next YA novel Throwback will be published by independent publisher Zando Projects in 2023. Pitched as Back to the Future meets Ladybird, Goo’s new novel sees second-generation teen Sam Kang transported back to the 1990s, where she meets the teenaged version of her mother. Goo tweeted, “I’m working with the wonderful @Tiff_Liao, a perfect match made possible by Faye Bender at @thebookgrp Can’t wait for you all to meet Sam and Priscilla! (And…Jamie).”

Nick Brooks Receives 7-Figure Book Deal for YA Thriller

Emerging filmmaker Nick Brooks has sold his first young adult thriller in a seven-figure book deal. The novel Promise Boys is the story of three boys at a Washington, D.C. charter school who investigate the murder of their principal. The story in drawn in part by Brooks’ own experiences as a teacher working with high-risk kids. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers expects to publish the book in 2023.

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 National Book Awards

Here are the 2021 winners of the National Book Awards, across five different categories.