Add to Your Musk-Read:
Walter Isaacson is set to release his highly anticipated biography, Elon Musk, this September. Published by Simon & Schuster, the book promises to provide a revealing inside look into the controversial billionaire’s life, brimming with captivating stories of triumphs and challenges. It delves into the intriguing question of whether the very demons that drive Musk are also the forces behind innovation and progress. Isaacson, known for his compelling biographies such as Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, and Leonardo da Vinci, has consistently achieved bestseller status with his works. Elon Musk is expected to be another engaging addition to his celebrated repertoire.
Idaho Murders Get Patterson Treatment:
James Patterson and esteemed journalist Vicky Ward are collaborating on a true crime book recounting the tragic murders of four University of Idaho students in November 2022. This week, 28-year-old graduate student Bryan Christopher Kohberger was indicted on four counts of first-degree murder. While publisher Little, Brown confirmed the authors’ active participation in Kohberger’s trial, conducting exclusive interviews to gather valuable insights, the book’s title and release date are still undetermined. Additionally, Skydance Television intends to option the rights to the book for development into a docuseries.
Authors in the Flesh at New York Event:
In the city that never sleeps, here were plenty of reading ideas for insomniacs! Since the disappearance around the time of the pandemic of Book Expo as the showcase book show in the Big Apple, the US Book Show has sought to fill the gap. And this past week, for the first time, they held live sessions, featuring new works from established authors such as Lauren Goff, Mitch Albom and Alice McDermott, a bunch of exciting titles from emerging authors, sessions for librarians, on children’s book,s and an entertainment star or three sprinkled into the schedule.
Test Your Moral Compass:
In a BookTrib exclusive interview, New York Times bestselling author Kate White discusses her riveting latest novel of suspense, Between Two Strangers, and admits that she was inspired by an eerie experience close to home …
Trailer for “Killers of the Flower Moon:”
Apple Studios has unveiled a trailer for the film adaptation of David Grann’s bestselling nonfiction book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, directed by Martin Scorsese. Grann’s acclaimed 2017 book chronicles the chilling murders that plagued the Osage Nation in Oklahoma during the 1920s. The trailer, featuring a voiceover by Leonardo DiCaprio, who portrays Ernest Burkhart, introduces the story of Mollie Burkhart, an Osage woman whose family members were victims of the crimes. DiCaprio’s narration delves into Osage culture and history, offering a glimpse into the compelling narrative. The trailer showcases scenes with Lily Gladstone as Mollie Burkhart, alongside an ensemble cast including Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, and Brendan Fraser. The film will have a theatrical release on October 6 before expanding on October 20 and subsequently streaming on Apple TV+.
For Thriller Lovers:
From the Navy SEALs to the Russian Mob, USA Today bestselling author Jon Land takes readers on a thrilling ride across the world in May’s The Thrill List, featuring titles by Marc Cameron, Jack Carr, Megan Abbott Books and more.
When the Man Comes Around:
A much anticipated book scheduled in November will feature the first-ever comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash’s lyrics. Titled Johnny Cash: The Life in Lyrics, by Cash with Mark Stielper, will include rare and never-before-seen visual material alongside stories and commentary from Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, and Stielper, the Cash and Carter family historian, as well as others.
Allies Become Enemies:
In Dead Drop, the action-packed sequel to M.P. Woodward’s explosive debut novel, The Handler, readers are transported into a world of intrigue and suspense where a sinister plot is orchestrated by a ruthless terrorist organization set on creating chaos.
Mr. Paradise Hits Big Screen:
Thora Birch (Patriot Games, Hocus Pocus, Ghost World) is set to adapt Elmore Leonard’s novel, Mr. Paradise. Originally published in 2004 by Morrow/HarperCollins, Leonard’s gripping story revolves around a model who serves as the paid companion to an elderly lawyer and finds herself entangled in a double murder at his lavish mansion. Leonard’s works have been adapted for the big screen in the past, with notable successes including Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film Jackie Brown, based on Leonard’s novel Rum Punch, as well as box office hits such as Out of Sight and Get Shorty. Birch’s upcoming directorial endeavor holds promise as another compelling addition to Leonard’s legacy on the silver screen.
Next Generation of Must-Read Authors Announced:
The 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Awards have been announced by the IBPPG. In the realm of fiction, the victor is Out Killing Indians by Rick Steber. While in the non-fiction category, the first-place honor goes to The Art of Astonishment: Reflections on Gifts and Grace by Alice Brittan. A complete list of the 2023 Next Generation Indie Book Award winners can be found here.
As tributes pour in remembering the Queen of Rock ’N Roll, check out this BookTrib review of I Am the Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing the Hits and Rocking the MTV Eighties by Hall of Fame hit songwriter Holly Knight, whose writing credits include Tina Turner’s “(Simply) The Best.” In fact Tina wrote the foreword to Holly’s book!