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Tokyopop Launches LoveLove Romance Manga Label with 4 New Titles

On Wednesday, Tokyopop launched a new romance manga imprint named LoveLove. The new imprint has launched with four new titles: Nikke Taino’s The Black Cat & the Vampire, Fumi Tsuyuhisa’s Undead: Finding Love in the Zombie Apocalypse, Troy Arukuno’s Sating the Wolf, and Ichika Yuno’s Lullaby of the Dawn. LoveLove will release the first volume of The Black Cat & the Vampire on October 10; the first volumes of Undead and Sating the Wolf will follow on October 24; the first volume of Lullaby of the Dawn comes out on November 14.

Author Michael Rosen Wins 2023 PEN Pinter Prize

Michael Rosen, author of more than 200 books for children and adults, has won the 2023 PEN Pinter prize. Judges called Rosen’s body of work “fearless” and said his books provide a “lesson in humanity.” The author will share the award with a Writer of Courage, who he will select from a shortlist of international writers that have actively defended freedom of expression. “I feel greatly honoured to have been offered the PEN Pinter prize,” said Rosen. “It immediately brings to mind the many people all over the world incarcerated, tortured or executed for being brave enough to write about what they perceive to be injustice.” Rosen will receive the prize during a ceremony at the British Library in October. 

The Summer I Turned Pretty Releases Season 2 Trailer

Prime Video has released the season 2 trailer for The Summer I Turned Pretty, a series based on the novels by Jenny Han. The trailer also gave fans a first listen of Taylor Swift’s “Back to December” from her upcoming Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) album. The first three episodes of season 2 of The Summer I Turn Pretty will be out on Prime Video on July 14. New episodes will follow weekly until the season finale on Friday, August 18.

Australian Noir and the Best Australian Crime Fiction

Australia is a land of storytellers. From Outback noir to historical Australian crime fiction, these are the best in Australian mysteries.