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

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

Cover of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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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 the script.

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On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous has gained a lot of critical acclaim since its release and was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award, shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and was the winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction.



The novel is a letter written by the narrator, Little Dog, to his mother who cannot read. In the letter he recounts his family history, going back to the Vietnam war, while also exploring race, class, and masculinity.

There is not a set release date yet, but we are looking forward to seeing this beautiful novel on the big screen soon.

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Short Books for a Busy Week

We’ve all been there: you’re swamped with assignments, essays and exams at school or you’re in over your head at work. Sometimes it can be difficult to find time to read when life gets hectic. Here’s a list of short books for when you don’t have a lot of time on your hands!

Sharp objects by gillian flynn

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This novel will have you on your the edge of your seat throughout, which is important when you’re trying to read in the middle of a busy week. It’s a gripping story of a reporter, recently released from a mental hospital, who is tasked with covering two murders which took place in her hometown. She’s forced to face her self-involved, hypochondriac mother and step-sister and delve deep into her puzzling past in this psychological thriller.

On earth we’re briefly gorgeous by ocean vuong

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This novel fits so much into a small amount of pages, making it a must-read for an overloaded week. In excruciating, devastating prose, Vuong tells a story of family, race and class from the perspective of a son to a mother who can’t read.


Red at the bone by jacqueline Woodson

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Woodson tells an intriguing story of the ties that bind a family together after an unexpected pregnancy brought a new child into the world. The writing in this book alone is enough to make it onto your must-read list. Woodson writes with striking honesty while exploring the difficult and important topics of identity, family, class, racism and mother-daughter relationships.

Her body and other parties by Carmen maria Machado

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Her Body and Other Parties is perfect for anyone who loves science fiction and fantasy. A collection of brilliant short stories, this small book will help you get through a busy week while giving you a dose of smart, well-crafted science fiction and psychological realism.

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