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Rachel Howzell Hall, George Saunders, James Hannaham Among L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists: Today in Books

Netflix’s Mindhunter Not Being Renewed, According to David Fincher

Crime drama Mindhunter will not be renewed for a third season on Netflix, according to the show’s creator and executive producer David Fincher. “I’m very proud of the first two seasons. But it’s a very expensive show and, in the eyes of Netflix, we didn’t attract enough of an audience to justify such an investment,” Fincher told French publication Le Journal du Dimanche. Fincher reportedly planned to keep the series, based on the true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, running for at least five seasons.

New Publisher Sibylline Press Celebrates Women Authors Over 50

New publisher Sibylline Press aims to celebrate women authors over 50, with plans to publish six books this fall. “We believe women, our Sibyls, are formidable especially when collaborating,” said publisher Vicki DeArmon. “Sibylline is a traditional publisher, but we’re giving our authors unheard of support and access in producing and collaboratively promoting their books. We’re a team. We also know that the better an author understands the industry, the better she can work within it and with us to achieve success for her book.” The complete list of Sibylline’s upcoming releases can be seen at

Rachel Howzell Hall, George Saunders, James Hannaham Among L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists

The finalists for the 43rd Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were announced earlier this week. Among the nominees for the annual literary awards were Rachel Howzell Hall, George Saunders, and James Hannaham. Additionally, the winners in three special categories were announced: James Ellroy will receive the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement; the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Foundation will receive the Innovator’s Award; and Javier Zamora will receive the Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose. The rest of the Book Prize winners, selected from among 56 finalists in 11 categories, will be announced in a ceremony on Friday, April 21, at USC’s Bovard Auditorium.

While We’re On the Subject: 10 of the Best Essay Collections

Expand your TBR and your brain power with 10 of the best essay collections! Information — it does a body good!