Posted on February 13, 2024 at 8:02 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

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

  • We have a trailer for the film version of the musical Wicked, which is of course based on Gregory Maguire's L. Frank Baum-inspired novel; Maguire is also writing a new prequel, titled Elphie and set for release October 1 (Playbill).

  • Apple TV+ will also have its fair share of literary adaptations this year (Book Riot).

  • In honor of the tenth anniversary of The Martian's release, author Andy Weir wrote and shared some bonus content; The Martian: Lost Sols contains restored logbook entries from stranded astronaut Mark Watney (Twitter).

  • Fashion designer Anna Sui's fall 2024 collection — named “WHODUNNIT!!!" — is inspired by Agatha Christie, and thus it received a runway show at the iconic bookstore The Strand (Literary Hub).

  • Saul Bellow has become the 34th honoree in the US Postal Service's Literary Arts series; the stamp depicts him in Chicago, where he received his first writing job (USPS).

Categories: Today in Books

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