Posted on March 22, 2023 at 8:49 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Catch up quick with the bookish news of the day ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!

  • Musician Questlove, who also works creatively in a number of other mediums, has added a new gig to his resume: founder of a publishing imprint (The New York Times).

  • Young Mungo, which was Douglas Stuart's follow-up to his Booker Prize-winning debut Shuggie Bain, will be adapted into a TV series, with the author's help (Deadline).

  • From screen to page — actor Sam Neill is using the media attention on his previous cancer diagnosis (a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) to remind everyone that his book of essays, Did I Ever Tell You This?, comes out March 23 (Literary Hub).

  • Pulitzer Prize winner Matthew Desmond has a new book called Poverty, by America; it explores how such a wealthy country can have such widespread need and is making quite the media circuit (NPR).

  • The Cats We Meet Along the Way, Nadia Mikail's debut novel about a road trip across Malaysia, has won both the older readers category and overall Waterstones Children's Book Prize (The Guardian).

  • An anti-drag protester assaulted a pro-drag activist outside a story hour in New York City, and the ensuing scuffles saw the drag opponents making an ignominious retreat (The Advocate).

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