Bing Liu, Oscar Nominated Director, to Direct Adaptation of  ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’

Bing Liu, Oscar Nominated Director, to Direct Adaptation of ‘On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous’

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Bing Liu, a Chinese-American director and cinematographer, best known for directing the documentary ‘Minding the Gap,’ which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards, is now attached to direct the adaptation of Ocean Vuong’s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.  The book is being adapted by A24, an independent entertainment company which has distributed and/or produced films and TV shows such as ‘Lady Bird,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘Euphoria.’ The news of the adaptation and Bing Liu being attached to the project were announced on the A24 podcast, in which Vuong mentioned that Liu is consulting with him for …

Meet the 7 Writers who Just Won MacArthur Genius Grants

Meet the 7 Writers who Just Won MacArthur Genius Grants

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The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded 26 Genius Grants this year to a select few individuals who exhibit “extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.” Seven of these amazing people are fiction writers, non-fiction scholars, and poets who you should absolutely check out if you haven’t already!   1 – Ocean Vuong Images via WBUR.org and Amazon Vuong’s been having a great year. His debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous was greeted with widespread critical acclaim. The novel is written as a letter to a mother who does not speak or …

These 5 Novels About Personal Growth Will Inspire You!

These 5 Novels About Personal Growth Will Inspire You!

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It’s October, it’s coming towards the end of the year, but it’s not too late to start living your truth and making sure that you’re growing and improving every day. The real change comes from within, after all, and we’ve got five wonderful novels about personal growth to help you on your journey towards the new and improved you.   1. Everything You Are by Kerry Anne King     Kerry Anne King’s new tear-jerker Everything You Are is guaranteed to give you a new lease on life! Everything You Are has been described by Barbara O’Neal, author of The …

Bookstr Recommends: Our Favorite Poems for World Poetry Day!

Bookstr Recommends: Our Favorite Poems for World Poetry Day!

WE LOVE POETRY. World Poetry Day is Bookstr’s favorite holiday. If there wasn’t a full on blizzard in New York today, we would be in the office reciting verses to one another all day long, you best believe. However, the fact of the matter is that there IS a full on blizzard taking place in this here city, and therefore we must content ourselves with virtually sharing our favorite poems with each other and with you!   On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong     George Hajjar– Social and Editorial    So one of my favorite poems is …