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Peacock Orders Horror Thriller Series from James Wan

Peacock has ordered a horror thriller series from James Wan, inspired by Robert McCammon’s 1988 novel Stinger. The series, written by Yellowstone writer Ian McCulloch, follows a disparate group of people on a ranch who have to work together when faced with a mysterious threat. E.L. Katz (The Haunting of Bly Manor) is set to direct the first episode and will be an executive producer alongside Wan. UCP president Beatrice Springborn said in a statement, “When you bring together James Wan, Ian McCulloch, E.L. Katz and a bestselling novel by Robert McCammon, you’ve got all the ingredients for an incredible series. We’re ecstatic to partner with Peacock to bring this thrill ride of a show to their audience.”

Authors Co-Host Rally at Harper Headquarters in Support of HarperCollins Union

Unionized HarperCollins employees rallied outside of the company’s headquarters at 195 Broadway in Manhattan’s Financial District on Friday. Authors including Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, R.F. Kuang, and Molly McGhee “co-hosted” the rally in support of the union. The rally comes after HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray issued an open letter arguing that the contract demands made by the union failed to “account for the market dynamics of the publishing industry, and our responsibility to meet the financial demands of all our business stakeholders — including all employees, authors, and booksellers. Murray also accused the union of mischaracterizing its negotiations with the company. In a survey conducted by the Association of American Literary Agents, 79.1% support the strike. Most respondents also say they have changed their dealings with HarperCollins in some way as a result of the strike.

From Behind Bars, Inmates Award France’s Latest Book Prize

Over a dozen men and women held at the Orléans-Saran Penitentiary Center in France served as judges in France’s newest literary prize. The inmates were part of the very first edition of a new, government-sponsored prize called the Goncourt des détenus, or Inmates’ Goncourt. To choose a winner, inmates met over the course of three months in the fall to discuss the 15 finalists. The prize was awarded this past Thursday in Paris to Sarah Jollien-Fardel for Sa Préférée.

Cookbook Showdown: The Best Gingerbread Recipes, Tested

Looking for the best recipe for gingerbread? We put several to the test to find the ultimate gingerbread recipes.