Friday, May 22, 2015

Literary Goodness

There’s so much literary goodness going on right now! If you missed something, here are a few highlights:

The Warmth of Other Suns, better known as the book that I never wanted to end, will be adapted into a historical drama television series! You may remember Isabel Wilkerson made my list of Authors That I Hope Are Writing Another Book. There’s no news on when the series will air, but I will be following this closely.

Roots is undergoing a makeover and will return to television next year. Two of the original actors from the book’s television debut, back in 1977, are playing a major role in writing the remake. I am not a fan of big books, but I really feel like this is the time to finally read this one. My paperback copy has been collecting dust for a shamefully long time. I guess someone decided the same of their hardback. I snatched it right up when I saw it at one of my favorite used bookstores.  

The Brief History of Seven Killings by Jamaican novelist Marlon James is becoming a television series thanks to HBO. The book received a slew of accolades last year. I decided that I wouldn’t read it after attending the book tour, but I guess I should reconsider...

The date is set for the release of Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book! He's another author that made my list of Authors That I Hope Are Writing Another Book. His memoir, The Beautiful Struggle, is a beautiful story. It's a book for readers. So when I learned that he'd be speaking at Loyola University's 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr Convocation, I made time to go to the event. He was speaking about his highly acclaimed article "The Case For Reparations." It was the highest attended event in the history of the ceremony!

His first novel Between the World and Me will hit shelves on September 8th. It's about an interracial family in pre-Civil War Virginia. Wait until you have a look at the description for this book on Amazon!

Do you know of any exciting literary news!?

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The Warmth of Other Suns on Amazon
Roots: The Saga of an American Family on Amazon
A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel on Amazon
Between the World and Me on Amazon

1 comment:

Didi said...

Great news I think for these tv adaptations. As for Roots haven't embarked on that one yet either. Hope to in Feb. for Black History month, unless I get to it earlier.