Finalists Roundup: National Book Award Fiction Picks!

Finalists Roundup: National Book Award Fiction Picks!

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The National Book Foundation has unveiled the finalists for the National Book Awards. Listing five books each in five categories, they’ve given us some recognizable names, but it’s going to be an interesting year considering that none of the authors have taken home a National Book Award in these categories before. For this article, we’re going to show you what made it into the ‘Fiction’ category.     Trust Exercise by Susan Choi   Image Via Amazon   Susan Choi brings us a novel that paints a picture of an American suburb in the early 1980s where students at a …

Michael B. Jordan to Adapt Marlon James’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

Michael B. Jordan to Adapt Marlon James’ ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

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The star of Creed 2 and Black Panther is bringing a recently published novel to the big screen.   Michael B. Jordan and Warner Bros. recently acquired the film rights to Marlon James’ fantasy novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf, which was published on February 5th.   The first in a planned series called the Dark Star trilogy, set against the backdrop of two warring kingdoms in an epic fantasy world, the novel follows a hunter named Tracker who has been hired to find a missing child. The story draws heavily from African history and mythology, with James jokingly describing the …