Weekly Book News Roundup

Book News

I hope you have been keeping well this week, and have some wonderful reads on-the-go. Here are some of the bigger news items from the book world:

  • Martyn Goff, bookseller and administrator of the Man Booker Prize from 1970 to 2006, died at age ninety-one. In a statement, current Booker Foundation chair Jonathan Taylor said: “His contribution was invaluable and under Martyn the prize grew in stature and reputation, not least because of his tireless championing of contemporary fiction of the highest quality.
  • When news broke last year that screenwriter Zak Penn had been tapped by Warner Brothers to adapt Ernest Cline’s best-selling Ready Player One to film, rumors began swirling about high-profile directors looking to helm the project. It’s now been announced that Steven Spielberg will be bringing his skills to Cline’s elaborate story, just as soon as he finishes working on The BFG.

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