Posted on April 25, 2024 at 2:15 PM 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!

  • Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan will help adapt Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian into a movie; the late author's son, John Francis McCarthy, will serve as executive producer (Deadline).

  • Audible is adapting all seven books in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series into full-cast audiobooks, exclusively available on its platform (The Guardian).

  • The American Academy in Rome has announced its 2024 residency fellowships; the Rome Prize winners in Literature are Selby Wynn Schwartz and Jacob Shores-Argüello (Literary Hub).

  • In other prize news, broadcaster Richie Brave says that the Booker Prize should consider a name change, because the company that originally sponsored the prize was founded by enslavers (The Guardian).

  • Read an excerpt of Elwin Cotman's new short story collection, Weird Black Girls (Literary Hub).

Categories: Today in Books

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