The Washington Postreports that the author of last year’s Fire and Fury is releasing another book that will shed a light on the Trump administration’s activities.
Michael Wolff’s Siege: Trump Under Fire will be published by Henry Holt and Company in June, and it will serve as a follow-up to his prior release. Siege is expected to provide another thorough, behind-the-scenes look at the White House and the president, who Wolff describes as, “volatile, erratic, and exposed.”
Wolff shared the news via Twitter, as well as the book’s June 4th release date:
On Monday evening Sally Rooney, the much-lauded twenty-eight-year-old Irish writer, won the Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, also known as the Nibbies, for her second novel Normal People.
Normal Peoplefollows the relationship between two teenagers, Connell and Marianne, who attend the same secondary school. Connell is handsome and popular while Marianne is a regular loner, but both see beauty in the other. The novel twists and turns as the pair go off to Trinity College during which time Marianne becomes popular while this time it is Connell who struggles to fit in.
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The novel achieves “that rare thing, a sublime work of literary fiction that exquisitely renders a universal experience: being young, finding love, friendship and, ultimately, a sense of self,” said Brett Wolstencroft, manager of Daunt books and judge according to The Guardian.
The other three judges joined O’Keeffe in her praises.
Judge Stig Abell, editor of the TLS said, “Sally Rooney may well be on her way to becoming the major literary figure of our time…”
Brett Woolstencroft, manager at Daunt Books, said the book was “a phenomenon”.
According to Bea Carvalho, fiction buyer at Waterstones, who judged the Fiction Book of the Year award also won by Rooney, Normal People “is that rare gift of a novel which can be enjoyed by readers of all tastes”.
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Sally Rooney stayed humble, despite her enormous success, saying, “…I do feel astonishingly lucky.”
Libraries in Fulton County, Georgia (the home of the capital, Atlanta) have been toying with the idea of forerunning a program that would lease certain books to patrons as opposed to using the borrowing system. Apparently some libraries have been using similar systems for well over fifty years, but the release of Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, a book detailing the inner-workings of Trump’s White House, has been cementing the idea in Atlanta further.
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Fire and Furycreated a massive stir in the world, and libraries have seen the effects first and foremost. Librarians suggest that using a leasing system would allow for them to own far more copies of a book than is typical without spending too much extra money or effort on having them put into circulation. This system would be beneficial when it comes to acquiring new, bestselling books that are in high-demand. Once the hype surrounding these books dies down, the libraries won’t be left with multiple copies that won’t be borrowed. Librarians say that these leftover copies would be sent and sold to bookshops, or put up for donation.
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In addition to benefitting the budget of the libraries, this leasing system would also benefit the loyal patrons. As is natural, when hype circles around any sort of book, movie, or television show, the amount of people wanting to experience said medium increases as well. The leasing system would essentially lower the amount of time people are entitled to borrow books, and would also disable them from the opportunity to renew the books they leased out. This system would give other readers the opportunity to experience the worlds that inhabit the pages within two book covers.
We’ll see if such a system works out in a major city, and perhaps we can see such efforts being extended to smaller libraries as well. While the book borrower would indeed have to pay a decent price for the high-profile book they’re leasing, the proceeds would help provide the libraries some extra revenue. And keeping libraries alive should be a priority for everyone!
Michael Wolff’s wildly successful exposé of life inside Trump’s White House, Fire and Fury, is being considered for a TV show, Variety reports.
Endeavor Content has purchased the film and television rights to the book. While no studio is attached to the project as yet, Wolff will be an executive producer, along with former BBC executive Michael Jackson.
Fire and Fury, which does not paint a very pretty picture of the goings-on in the forty-fifth U. S. president’s political world, includes, among many other controversial comments, quotes from “former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who referred to the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer as ‘treasonous.'” The book sold 30,000 copies just in its opening weekend.
Trump doesn’t love the book. Trump has repeatedly attacked the book as being false, saying in a statement, “We are going to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about a person, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts.”
However, Wolff asserts that the book’s contents were compiled from over 200 interviews as well as firsthand experience in the White House and of the president himself.