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Amazon to Adapt E. Lockhart’s WE WERE LIARS as a Series: Today in Books

Funk Legend Sly Stone Announces Memoir with Questlove’s New Book Imprint

Questlove’s new book imprint will be launching with a memoir from funk legend Sly Stone. The memoir, named Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) after the Sly and the Family Stone song, is co-written by Ben Greenman. “For as long as I can remember folks have been asking me to tell my story,” said Stone in a statement released earlier today. “I wasn’t ready. I had to be in a new frame of mind to become Sylvester Stewart again to tell the true story of Sly Stone. It’s been a wild ride and hopefully my fans enjoy it too.” The memoir will be released on October 17.

Amazon to Adapt E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars as a Series

Amazon has handed out a series order for a new drama series based on the YA novel We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. The series is being adapted by Julie Plec and Carina Adly MacKenzie, who previously collaborated on The Originals and Roswell, New Mexico. In a joint statement released on Tuesday, Plec and MacKenzie said, “We’ve been obsessed with this beloved story for years…we are elated to be bringing it to life with everyone at Prime Video and UTV, who are just as passionate about this twisty tale as we are. We’re also incredibly grateful that the author has joined our creative team behind the scenes. As die-hard book fans ourselves, we have one message to the many loyal readers out there: if anyone asks you how it ends…just lie.”

Hilary Mantel Memorial to be Held at Southwark Cathedral

A memorial and celebration of author Dame Hilary Mantel will be held at Southwark Cathedral on April 20. “It was a terrible shock to lose Hilary so suddenly last autumn,” said Mantel’s editor, Nicholas Pearson. “The outpouring across the world of literature in the days that followed was a comfort. But now it is time to reflect and celebrate one of the greatest writing careers…There was no one quite like her.” A limited number of tickets will be available to the public via Eventbrite closer to the date of the memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked those who wish to show their support to donate to Scene and Heard, a charity near and dear to Mantel’s heart that uses theatre to benefit children from the Somers Town area in Euston.

Before There Was Evelyn: A Guide to Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Backlist

Looking to start reading Taylor Jenkins Reid? Here’s a guide to her backlist, from her lesser-known early books to recent BookTok darlings.