Here are the Book Club Picks for January 2022
New year, new book club picks. Publisher’s Weekly has rounded up all the new picks from all of the major celebrity/online book clubs for the month of January. Some highlights? Roxane Gay’s The Audacious Book Club has chosen Noor by Nnedi Okorafor; the Belletrist Book Club has chosen Fiona and Jane by Jean Chen Ho; Megan Rapinoe’s The Call In Book Club has chosen The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio; Jesmyn Ward’s Gathering of Voices Book Club has chosen Lot by Bryan Washington; and Reese’s Book Club has chosen Honor by Thrity Umrigar.
Anne Hathaway and Thomasin McKenzie to Star in Adaptation of Ottessa Moshfegh’s Eileen
It’s been several years since we first learned that an adaptation of Ottessa Moshfegh’s psychological thriller Eileen was being adapted into film, but then the project appeared to go dark. Until now that is! Metuchen, New Jersey Major Jonathan Busch recently confirmed that the film has been shooting in the city for weeks. The adaptation will feature Anne Hathaway, Thomasin McKenzie (Last Night in Soho, Jojo Rabbit) and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, Joker) and was originally set to be adapted by The Girl On The Train screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson, but it now appears that author Luke Goeble will write the script. Eileen follows a troubled 24-year-old woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the 60s when she’s pulled into a very strange crime. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (now the Booker Prize) in 2016.
Tordotcom Publishing Reveals the Cover of Nghi Vo’s New Novella
Earlier today, Tordotcom Publishing tweeted the cover reveal of Nghi Vo’s upcoming novella Into the Riverlands, the third fantasy novella in the Singing Hills Cycle. The cover art is by Alyssa Winans and was designed by Christine Foltzer. You can expect Into the Riverlands—which follows the story started in The Empress of Salt and Fortune and When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain—to hit shelves in October of this year.
Maya Angelou Becomes First Black Woman to Appear on US Quarter
Many know Maya Angelou as the iconic activist, poet, and performer. Now she will also be known as one of the new faces on U.S. currency.