It’s Black History month, and a perfect time to read POWER: The Rise of Black Women in America by Charity Elder. She will be doing an event tomorrow, 2/2, 7 pm, hosted by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Charity will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and celebrated radio talk show host Karen Hunter. Following the conversation, there will be a reception and book signing. For more details and to RSVP: https://community.hunter.cuny.edu/…/charity-c…/2/2023…
From the author of Crazy to Leave You and Husbands and Other Sharp Objects comes a new dramedy, in which a woman leaves her podiatry practice and her newly laid off husband in Florida and flies to the Berkshires to babysit her granddaughter, only to find there are already two other grandmas in town, and that her daughter’s marriage is in shambles. (Lake Union/Amazon Publishing, World rights, Spring 2024)
This volume is perhaps the most in-depth exploration ever undertaken of Tolkien’s world. THE MAKING OF MIDDLE EARTH is now available in a revised, expanded edition from Union Square & Co (August 2022). Accessible but authoritative, and fully illustrated, it is now being reissued with a stunning new cover treatment and updated commentary on new books, films, games, and shows.
This book, originally published in 2013 and richly illustrated with photographs and artwork , was the first to connect all the threads of influence on Tolkien that infused his creation of Middle-earth—from the languages, poetry, and mythology of medieval Europe and ancient Greece and Rome to the halls of Oxford and the battlefields of World War I. Snyder examines the impact of these works on our modern culture, from 1960s counterculture to fantasy publishing, gaming, music, and beyond. The reissue has a gorgeous, updated cover design with a custom illustration on foil-stamped faux cloth and additional pages of material covering new developments.
Dr. Christopher A. Snyder is professor of European History and Dean of Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University in Starkville. He has written numerous books, including The World of King Arthur. His works have been featured in Book of the Month and the History Book Club, and have been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. Dr. Snyder has been a presenter on the History Channel, the BBC, TLC, and National Geographic. He also lectures at the Smithsonian Institution and teaches honors seminars on J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis at the University of Oxford. He lives in Starkville, MS.
Joelle Delbourgo will be attending on 7/31 for one-on-one pitch meetings with writers. But come for the full conference to meet with industry leaders, including Jane Friedman, and attend invaluable workshops sponsored by Writers Digest. https://writersdigestconference.com/
Lyman-Roberts Professor of Classical Languages and Literature at the University of Vermont M. D. Usher’s FOLLOWING NATURE’S LEAD, ancient ways of living in a dying world, drawing on the best lessons from antiquity: How can older ways of thinking help us to solve the modern world’s ecological and economic challenges? What can we learn from the successes, as well as the failures, of the Greeks and Romans in terms of their proximity to the natural world? (World rights exclusive of French translation, Princeton University Press, Spring 2024)
A clever riff on Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train, with a high-tech twist, by the award-winning mystery and science fiction author. (Audible, World Rights, Summer 2022)
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Ben Winters’ THE LAST POLICEMAN trilogy, published by Quirk, will be coming soon to a screen. Interestingly, Fox decided to flip genders on the lead detective, and will use the title THE LAST POLICE. Time to read the books, if you haven’t already.
Here’s the cast line-up, just announced on Deadline Hollywood.