Elizabeth Gilbert Pulls Russian-Set Book from Publishing Schedule
Following backlash after her announcement of her novel The Snow Forest, author Elizabeth Gilbert announced she was pausing the project. Gilbert’s new book is set in Siberia and follows a family who flees Soviet forces and escapes to the forest where they can “protect nature against industrialization.” In a video statement on Twitter, Gilbert said, “I have received an enormous massive outpouring of reactions and responses from my Ukrainian readers expressing anger, sorrow, disappointment, and pain about the decision that I would choose to release a book right now … set in Russia. I am making a course correction.” Gilbert told fans that now is not the time for this book, and instead she would be focusing on other projects.
Juno Dawson’s Her Majesty’s Royal Coven Getting Series Adaptation
Juno Dawson’s fantasy trilogy Her Majesty’s Royal Coven has been optioned for TV by Left Blank Pictures, the producers of The Crown. The first book in the trilogy was published last year. The second novel, The Shadow Cabinet, is set for publication in the U.S. on June 20. Jess Brittain, who previously worked Skins, will adapt the books for the TV series. Juno Dawson said in a statement, “Jess Brittain really understands women and tells wonderful stories about them. I can’t wait to work with her to bring the coven to a global audience.”
Alice Oseman’s Loveless Pride T-Shirt Supports Not A Phase Charity
Alice Oseman and Eco Kaila are producing a limited-edition Loveless Pride T-shirt in support of the Not A Phase charity. All profits from this collaboration will go to the Not A Phase foundation, which aims to give the trans+ and gender-nonconforming community space to thrive, while also working with organizations to promote positive change. Eco Kaila says these shirts will be a very limited run, so grab yours before it’s too late!
Riding the Korean Wave: the Rise of Korean Webtoons
After the splash of K-pop and K-drama, webtoons are the next Korean Wave, and they will be more accessible than ever soon.