Posted on May 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here's a roundup of book-adjacent news from other artistic mediums (or the pop culture world, depending on your attitude).

  • Shailene Woodley will star as author Patricia Highsmith in an upcoming movie called The Murderous Miss Highsmith, with Cara Delevingne and Noémie Merlant co-starring as her companions; Deadline describes the movie as a biopic that reimagines Highsmith's life as a horror film.

  • Juan Rulfo's novel Pedro Páramo is being adapted into a Spanish-language film for Netflix; Deadline reports that Manuel García-Rulfo will star as the title character with Tenoch Huerta playing Juan Preciado.

  • The contenders have been announced for Eurovision's book contest; some notable names include The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Australia), The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Czech Republic), Perfume by Patrick Süskind (Germany), My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Italy), Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), and Heartstopper, volume one by Alice Oseman (UK).

  • And speaking of Eurovision ... Austrian group Teya & Salena, already well-known on TikTok, have captured the world's attention by performing their song "Who the Hell Is Edgar?"; the lyrics and last night's semifinals performance during the Eurovision Song Contest pay homage to Edgar Allan Poe.

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