Celeste Ng Is the Literary Activist We’ve Been Waiting For

Celeste Ng Is the Literary Activist We’ve Been Waiting For

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Image Via dailymail.co.uk   Celeste Ng, whether you have heard the name or not, is one of the most powerful writers of our time. Her books have weaved themselves seamlessly into the lives of more than two and a quarter million people. It is a staggering number of souls that many authors strive to infiltrate. Her debut novel Everything You Never Told Me will soon hit the big screen and will star the gifted Julia Roberts. Meanwhile, her other novel Little Fires Everywhere is being developed for television by Hello Sunshine, which is a production company founded by Reese Witherspoon.   In her books, …

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington Bringing ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ to TV!

Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington Bringing ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ to TV!

Champion of book adaptations Reese Witherspoon is teaming up with Kerry Washington to topline and executive produce a limited series based on Celeste Ng’s bestseller Little Fires Everywhere, Deadline has revealed. The book was Witherspoon’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine’s September 2017 book pick.   Hey, so, um, I have some news! https://t.co/AMF3riP5OV — Celeste Ng (@pronounced_ing) March 2, 2018   The project came together at ABC Signature, with Hello Sunshine and ABC Signature serving as studio co-production partners on the show.  Casual writer Liz Tigelaar will serve as executive producer and showrunner, as well as writing the show. Celeste Ng …

7 Books From 2017 ALREADY Being Adapted

7 Books From 2017 ALREADY Being Adapted

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Sup y’all. So we all know about upcoming adaptations such as Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch, Jennifer Niven’s All the Bright Places, and Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects. Old news. What you probably didn’t know is that the following rake of rip-rollicking reads are also set for screens great and small. Thanks to Bookbub for the original article that brought these gems to our attention!    1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins    Image Via Goodreads    Amazon says:    A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same …

‘Goodnight Moon’ Ain’t Just for Sleepy Children

‘Goodnight Moon’ Ain’t Just for Sleepy Children

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For those of you who believe that children’s books are only meant for, erm, children, you’ll want to read this.   Celeste Ng has been getting a round of applause for her new novel, Little Fires Everywhere, and her following is growing by the day. Celebrities and fans alike have been backing this, including Reese Witherspoon and John Green.   Image Via Penguin Random House   So what is it that makes Ng’s book such a popular drama and page-turner? It creates suspense and pulls us through every page, but what exactly makes it so appealing? Her son may have played a part in that. …

Reese Witherspoon and John Green Won’t Stop Until You Read This Book

Reese Witherspoon and John Green Won’t Stop Until You Read This Book

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Literary Critics aren’t the only ones going wild for Celeste Ng’s novel Little Fires Everywhere. Celebrities like Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon, as well as famous authors such as John Green and Judy Blume are taking to social media to shower Ng with praise.   Witherspoon selected Little Fires Everywhere as her book club Book of the Week, taking to Instragram to say:   To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection. It moved me to tears.     Announcing …