Based on the novel by Elin Hilderbrand.
'As the 19th Amendment turns 100, The New York Public Library reflects on the history of suffrage and feminism with the publication of NYPL’s Essential Reads on Feminism for adults, teens, and kids.'
Among great company!
The eight-episode series is based on an upcoming graphic novel by Nate and Megan Trinrud,
Watch the first episode free here!
InkWell salutes MAESTROS AND THEIR MUSIC author John Mauceri, music advisor to the filmmakers of Tar, which is nominated for six Academy Awards.
"Paul Tremblay, author of novel turned into ‘Knock at the Cabin’ film, finds human connection in horror"
"Simultaneously heartbreaking and hilarious"
“This book has the power to transform the way you see your life and even the world” -Oprah
'Valentine’s Book Picks'
Coming soon from HBO...
"Why some anxiety is good, even though it feels bad"
'Richmond native writes new novel'
Featuring: THE BEAST YOU ARE by Paul Tremblay WHERE ECHOES DIE by Courtney Gould MOTHERED by Zoje Stage
"Flora Collins Knows a Thing or Two About Bad Women"
Independent studio wiip will develop, with Koryta attached to pen the adaptation.
The interview received stellar ratings and has since been picked up all over the world.
Seven Faceless Saints by M.K. Lobb Your Driver Is Waiting by Priya Guns
‘A Small Affair’ Dives Into Fashion, Instagram and Adultery
Featured in the Winter 2023 Reading Group Guide
Shoutout to AGENT JOSEPHINE and INCREDIBLE DOOM!
Congratulations to the six IWM titles on this list!
"Lost & Found exemplifies the best of what memoir can do and how it can make us feel."
"It’s a fascinating look at how science develops and how human curiosity has evolved over the millennia."
Congrats to all IWM authors.
"Mother and Daughter Face Off in Zoje Stage's New Thriller"
Featuring UPGRADE + LOST & FOUND + SHRINES OF GAIETY
Congrats to STOLEN FOCUS, HELLO MOLLY, BITTERSWEET, and BUTLER TO THE WORLD!
"Bowien, cofounder of New York and San Francisco’s Mission Chinese restaurants, showcases a wide range of flavors, colors, and creative techniques that reflect Asian influences and his culinary curiosity."
Katherine Dunn’s Misfit Ballad Resurrects a Voice Like No Other
“…electrifyingly told by the journalist and historian Simon Parkin, whose breadth and depth of original research has produced an account of cinematic vividness.”
"How to do laundry when you're depressed"
"Everything But Money: On Katherine Dunn"
Watch on Prime Video, November 18th
From Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and SLJ!
Nadia Shammas and Sara Alfageeh‘s Squire won in the Best Children’s/YA Book category.
"‘Abominations’ Review: To the Contrary, She Said"
The book will be exhibited at their NYC headquarters
Based on Paul G. Tremblay’s bestselling 2018 novel “The Cabin at the End of the World.”
Seen on stage for the very first time...
Five finalists in each of the five categories will be named on October 4, and the winner will be announced during the awards ceremony on November 16.
"A muscular, enigmatic, and devilishly smart read."
Bryan Appleyard’s historical odyssey charts the human love affair with motor vehicles.
"The best recent crime and thriller writing – review roundup"
"5 SFF Books About Deadly Magical Games"
Praising ON THE ROOFTOP as "an utterly original and brilliant story," Reese Witherspoon has selected Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's third novel, which the New York Times has called "mellifluous...[and] timeless," as her Book Club selection for September.
"The Cold War Didn't Have to End. Gorbachev Made It Happen."
SMALL ANGELS, THE PALLBEARERS CLUB, and THE WILD HUNT
For Elin Hilderbrand, Vanessa Walters, and Robinne Lee
"A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity"
"This psychological thriller gives narrators Graham Halstead, Xe Sands, and Elizabeth Wiley the perfect opportunity to exercise their considerable dramatic skills."
"Editors' Picks: Best Cookbooks, Food & Wine"
"Here Are All The Best Books Releasing In August"
For IN THE EVENT OF LOVE!
"The violence of forgetting"
"Why a Therapist Says Tapping Into Your Emotions Is the Secret to a Cleaner Space"
"A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity"
Mason Hereford Makes an Elevated Bologna Sandwich
Watch the clip
The 15 Best Romance Novels of 2022 That’ll Give You All the ~Feels~
See the full list!
22 Summer Reads From 2022 That Need to Be in Your Beach Bag
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Paramount+ has handed a series order to School Spirits (w/t), a YA drama based on Nate & Megan Trinrud and Maria Nguyen’s upcoming graphic novel, with Peyton List (Cobra Kai) attached to star.
Read the announcement!
"Hell Is a Cruise Ship at the Beginning of the Pandemic"
Read the article.
ACTIVE MEASURES by Thomas Rid is the first book recommended on this list, in the New York Times :
Read the article!
New York Times best-selling author Eliot Schrefer discusses his inspiration for writing “Queer Ducks (and Other Animals)”
Terry Real, author of US, in the New York Times
Paradise by the Patchogue Ferry: A Hundred Years on Fire Island
Summer reading recommendations for middle schoolers!
Check it out here.
Emily Henry calls the book "a gorgeous coming of age story."
Watch the segment!
Reconnect with Yourself, Heal from Pain and Learn How to Thrive through the Power of Your Relationships.
Watch Hugh Jackman’s Special Message Here
The superstar musician reveals his struggles with depression and how Terrence Real, author of the new book “Us”—which is excerpted here—helped him heal his relationships.
"The high volume of events, combined with Smith’s delightfully galvanic style, creates a sense of participation for the reader, a welcome involvement—even friendship—with Teenager’s young and troubled kids on the run."
Read the interview.
"Two teens set out to be a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in the new novel 'Teenager'"
Read the interview.
"Mixing bold ingredients and techniques, this enthralling collection will satisfy vegans and carnivores alike."
"Are China and the United States on a Collision Course to War?"
Read the review.
Chloë Grace Moretz, Riz Ahmed & Eugene Lee Yang To Topline Animated Pic From Netflix and Annapurna
Based on ND Stevenson’s New York Times bestselling graphic novel! Check out the Deadline announcement here.
Molly Shannon Is as Real as Ever in Her Charming Memoir Hello, Molly!
“For every story of loss, of striving, and of doubling down in Hello, Molly!, there is also a determination to find joy and pleasure, to foster community, and to laugh.”
Read the article here.
“I think this book is exactly what the world needs right now… I hope everybody buys the book. I promise you it will be worth your time and certainly worth your focus.” --Oprah
Links to Apple Podcasts:
How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole
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‘You laugh until you cry’: a Laguna-born novelist on his deep dysfunctional comedies
“For Ginder, it seems, there are no small stories, just those that haven’t yet been told.” Read the article here!
The Macfarlane Burnet Medal 2022 is a career medal recognising research of the highest standing in the biological sciences. His innovative work spans locust swarms to nutrition.
Watch the video here!
The hidden power of sad songs and rainy days
Have you ever wondered why you like sad music? Do you find comfort or inspiration in rainy days? In this profound, poetic talk, author Susan Cain invites you to embrace the feeling of longing—or the place where joy and sorrow meet – as a gateway to creativity, connection and love. Accompanied by the splendid sounds of violinist Min Kym, Cain meditates on how heartache unexpectedly brings us closer to the sublime beauty of life.
Rupert Russell lays out a connection between financial speculation, hunger, and war.
In his new book “Price Wars: How the Commodities Markets Made Our Chaotic World,” writer and filmmaker Rupert Russell argues that the modern era of algorithm-driven speculation has normalized unpredictable price swings in commodity markets and turned prices into “engines of chaos.” Russell joins Ryan Grim to discuss. Listen to the podcast here.
Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar, shares her favorite Dirty Dessert Secrets!
Watch Chef Christina Tosi on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where she discusses her new book, Dessert Can Save the World, and shares unique Dirty Dessert Secrets (Hot cocoa mixed with maple syrup, cake mix with mountain dew… and more creative combinations!) Watch the full clip here.
Lee Kravetz speaks to WBUR about his new novel, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.
“Journalist and psychotherapist Lee Kravetz is the author of “The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.” Plath’s “present and incurrent” voice in “The Bell Jar” is part of what makes this journey through a manic episode relevant 60 years later, he says.” Read the full article here!
We’re thrilled to share that InkWell client, Frank Huyler’s White Hot Lights, is a finalist for the 2021 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature. The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is attributed each year by the Jan Michalski Foundation to crown a work of world literature. An original feature of the Prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition. The Prize will be awarded for work of fiction or non fiction, irrespective of the language in which it is written. You can find more information on White Hot Light through this link.
Please consider joining Vladimir Alexandrov for a webinar on October 7. More information available here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/2016280156066/WN_j-trr0gCS4S8V1-PQRC8PA
Professor Rashid Khalidi, author of The Hundred Year's War on Palestine, joins Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC.
Andrea Mitchell is joined by Rashid Khalidi, Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University. The full video is linked here.
We wish to congratulate Lawrence Goldstone on receiving this important award.
From the official announcement, available in its entirety here.
“Books that explore how historic government policies on voting rights and reparations have marginalized Black communities are the 2021 recipients of the Lillian Smith Book Awards, administered by the University of Georgia Libraries to honor books dedicated to social justice issues.
This year’s honorees include From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century (UNC Press), written by co-authors William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, and On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of American Voting Rights (Counterpoint Press), by Lawrence Goldstone. The works will be recognized during a virtual award ceremony this September.”
On May 3rd, 2021, the Oprah Daily publication released a list of “20 of the Best Books to Pick Up This May” for readers to add new books to their spring reading list. Included in this list of reviews was The First Day of Spring by Nancy Tucker which has received a series of accolades ahead of its formal publication on May 18th of this year. The review says this novel is a “stylish, cunning thriller” and “Tucker follows one woman’s reckoning with the quarantines of her childhood, seeking love amid dark secrets hiding in the nooks and crannies of all our lives.”
On May 4th, 2021, The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Can the Pandemic Make Us Stronger? Endurance Athletes Tell Us How” wherein several endurance athletes were interviewed and asked to draw parallels from the physical strength they had to build in their sports career to that of the mental strength required to sustain oneself during the Coronavirus pandemic. Author of Bravey and Olympic long distance runner, Alexi Pappas, was featured in this article and offered relevant advice based on her experience as an endurance athlete and someone who has dealt with a fair amount of adversity and trauma.
On May 3, 2021, The Guardian featured an article wherein Kathryn Heyman details her journey of self-discovery on the open ocean as described in her first memoir, ‘Fury.’ Although she grew up with less financial means than her peers had in her formative years, Heyman took to the Timor Sea with four strange men in search of a safe space.
On April 29, 2021, The New York Times published a list of ‘9 New Books We Recommend This Week’ which included Linda Colley’s The Gun, The Ship, And The Pen and an insightful review of Colley’s recently published work. The article praises Colley’s “examination of constitutions in the modern world reveals surprising origins for the unprecedented restrictions that were placed on governmental power beginning in the 18th century.”
Laura Amy Schlitz’s Amber & Clay has once again garnered praise for its colorful storytelling and inventive mixture of verse and prose to relay the stories of Melisto and Rhaskos. Xina Maria Uhl, a reviewer from The Historical Novel Society, commends Schlitz’s work for its ability to intertwine the main characters’ story “around Greek history, communicated through art, the form of the narratives, the interludes, characters such as the famous philosopher Sokrates, and the fascinating details of ancient Greek life” which thereby results in “a rare, precious work of historical fiction that educates as much as it entertains”
On May 1st, 2021, The Locus Science Fiction Foundation picked its top ten finalists in each genre and category for the 2021 Locus Awards. This year, two novels written by InkWell authors were nominated in the “Horror Novel” category: The Deep by Alma Katsu and Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay. Readers chose the nominated books with a public ballot and the winners will be announced virtually on June 26, 2021.
Purchase tickets for the Locus Awards Weekend here.
See all of the finalists here.
In April 2021, author of Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, Adam Grant, gave a TED Talk at a TED Institute event in partnership in BCG called “What Frogs in Hot Water Can Teach Us About Thinking Again.” Grant uses examples from his own life to convey the psychological explanation for why humans are slow to react to impending dilemmas as a way to describe the importance of “rethinking.” The organizational psychologist provides advice and insights on how people can become more open to opportunities to rethink.
On April 23rd, 2021, the Globe & Mail online publication listed Laura Amy Schlitz’s latest release, Amber & Clay, on their “Spring 2021 books preview: 45 new titles for you and the young readers in your life.” This feature included a review where they praise this modern day Greek myth for “Combining verse, prose and illustration” and how “Schlitz gives us a sui generis novel that hits the sweet spot for history, mythology and fantasy geeks.”
On April 22, 2021, Deadline announced that Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont, will be partnering with C13Originals to produce a documentary series podcast centered around the relationship between Ronald Reagan, Lew Wasserman, and Sidney Korshak. These three men from the Midwest rose to be some of the most powerful men in Hollywood and even the world. Levy goes on to say, “The most remarkable part of Ronald Reagan’s political career is that it was largely fostered by forces that had nothing to do with what we normally think of as ‘politics.’ As wielded by men like Lew Wasserman and Sidney Korshak, power could seep into any place where there was a vacuum and something to be gained by filling it, whether that was the movie industry, the casino business, the upper echelons of organized labor, or even the White House. I’m thrilled to join forces with C13Originals to tell this incredible story.”
Following the publication of her latest book, Did I Say That Out Loud? Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them, Kristin Van Ogtrop wrote an insightful opinion piece for The Washington Post titled “I’m not sure I know what fun is anymore.” The InkWell agent reflects on how her definition of fun has changed throughout the course of the pandemic as well as her life. Ogtrop inquires, “When did fun become so much work? We all know middle-aged overachievers who pursue fun like it’s an assignment they are not allowed to fail. These efforts turn fun into something terribly serious and usually involve spending money to compete in some kind of midlife sports league or master the banjo in under a year. I should know: I once took three semesters of a local pottery class, only to discover that the possibility of fun was canceled out by the shapes (ludicrous) and hues (sad) that emerged from the kiln.”
Yet again, Travis Jonker’s wholesome picture book, Blue Floats Away, catches the eye of the press. On April 16, 2021, The New York Times included Blue Floats Away on their list of 8 Picture Books for Earth Day for its excellent depiction of the water cycle through storytelling. The review claims that “Jonker smartly hedges his bets on the ending, choosing a happy one accompanied by back-matter caveats and tips, while Snider’s cut-paper illustrations give emotional texture to a charming tale of separation and reattachment.”
In early April 2021, Publisher’s Weekly wrote a favorable review about Taylor Adams’ upcoming novel, Hairpin Bridge. This thriller follows Lena Ngyuen as she tries to discover what actually happened to her identical twin who’s death was declared a suicide when his body was found below the titular Hairpin Bridge. The reviewer raves that this book “skillfully entwined third-person narrative, posts from Lena’s blog, and passages from the book she’s writing about Cambry reveal the sisters’ past and Cambry’s final hours. Adams is a writer to watch.”