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Wiip Snags Rights to The Lemon by S.E. Boyd

Independent studio Wiip, producer of The Mare of Easttown and The Summer I Turned Pretty, has snagged rights to the novel The Lemon. The critically acclaimed novel is written by S.E. Boyd, the pen name for authors Alessandra Lusardi, Kevin Alexander, and Joe Keohane. The story follows the aftermath of the death of John Doe, host of a culinary travel show, who is found dead in a Belfast hotel room in an apparent suicide. As the news of his tragic death breaks, many people, both friends and opportunists, seek to take control of the narrative. Alexander, Keohane and Lusardi will executive produce the television adaptation with Wiip’s Paul Lee, Mark Roybal, and Nate Winslow.  Roybal said in a statement, “The masterminds collectively known as S.E. Boyd — Kevin, Joe and Alessandra — have done the unthinkable in my estimation: they have created a bold, rambunctious, singular voice and a clever plot that never fails to surprise. We can’t wait to see them cook up a show based on their brilliant series.”

Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and More Respond to Debut Author’s Lonely Book Launch

When debut author Chelsea Banning vented on Twitter about her sparsely attended book launch, she had no idea that she would get the attention of some of the world’s most famous authors, including Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, and Neil Gaiman. “Terry Pratchett and I did a signing in Manhattan for Good Omens that nobody came to at all. So you are two up on us,” Gaiman wrote to the author. “I have sat lonely at a signing table many times only to have someone approach … and ask me where the bathroom is,” Jodi Picoult wrote. Banning even got the attention of Flava Flav, who tweeted, “Here to hype up ya next signing!” Banning says she has no signings planned at the moment, but she is working on it.

Literary Hub Announces Their 38 Favorite Books of 2022

Literary Hub has announced their 38 favorite books of 2022. The books mentioned come from a wide range of genres. Titles include R.F. Kuang’s Babel, Samantha Allen’s Patricia Wants to Cuddle, Hiroko Oyamada’s Weasels in the Attic, and Maggie O’Farrell’s The Marriage Portrait. Head to their website to check out the full list of favorites.

Best New Baking Cookbooks for Holiday Gifting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the baker in your life? Check out these new baking cookbooks paired with kitchen tools for gifting.