The book world is buzzing with incredible news for authors and readers alike. From well-deserving authors landing mega deals to exciting developments on adaptation fronts, we’re stoked any time a favorite book or author is making headlines.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Lands Director

The much-anticipated adaptation of bestselling novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid has everyone hanging on every bit of news they can get. It was recently announced that Leslye Headland would be heading the adaptation as director. Headland made her mark as the show runner for Russian Doll and just wrapped up production on the Star Wars series The Acolyte.

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Who Fears Death

Nnedi Okorafor Sells Next Novel in Seven-Figure Deal

Prolific writer and award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor recently announced that her most recent novel, The Africanfuturist, sold to Harper Collins/William Morrow for seven figures. Her work spans the adult, YA and comic genres, capturing generations of readers. In addition to this exciting announcement, she also currently has her story Who Fears Death in development with HBO as well as her novella Binti optioned and in development. If you’re a fan of this sci-fi superstar, you have a lot more Okorafor coming your way.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Memoir Title

Before the unforgettable moment at the Oscars, Jada Pinkett Smith began working on a memoir. Recently she revealed the title would be called Worthy, and readers are anxious for this glimpse inside the celebrity’s life. While Smith assures readers that they will get to know who she truly is, she also says this book is meant to offer “divine advice.”

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Wonka Trailer

The famous chocolatier is back with a new cinematic version of a childhood favorite. Timothée Chalamet will play the titular role giving us some backstory on the iconic character. Leaving behind Charlie and the other naughty children, we get to see where it all began. And apparently we get to see Hugh Grant as an Oompa-Loompa.

The Woman in Me

The Britney Spears Memoir

In what may be one of the most-anticipated celeb memoirs, we recently got news that Britney Spears has a title for her forthcoming memoir. The Woman in Me will be out in October and this star’s story is one people won’t want to miss. After a lifetime in the spotlight and some truly tragic events, audiences are hoping to get the peek behind the curtain they’ve been hoping for.

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Authors File Suit Against AI

A growing list of authors and creators have taken to the courts to fight the battle over copyright. Including Paul Tremblay, Sarah Silverman and others, this suit is meant to challenge the right of AI developers to use copyrighted materials to train AI. As the world just barely starts to wrap their head around the huge implications of programs like ChatGPT, others are taking action to try to preserve human-made art.

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