New Projects and Poets | Book Pulse

Nicholas Sparks announces his next book, Every Breath . Ryan Murphy’s new Feud project is on Charles and Diana. In poetry news, Tracy K. Smith is appointed to a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

The Rising Sea by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown and Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump by Michael Isikoff and David Corn are the bestselling books this week. In other news the talent-scouting Whiting Awards have been announced.

Tracking Political Sales | Book Pulse

More TV appearances for James Comey, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo sells out, and the NYT announces its romance column editor.

Genre News | Book Pulse

The Guardian considers a “new” genre, “Up Lit.” Books on royal gossip make news as do two documentaries on famous authors. And speaking of news, the bunny bout is on.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

New releases from Danielle Steel, Donna Leon, and Anna Quindlen; plus Comey’s blockbuster book, authors on air, and new trailers

The Week Ends with Book Awards and Title Announcements | Book Pulse

Women writers sweep the National Book Critics Circle awards; Joan Silber wins the Fiction prize for Improvement. Reni Eddo-Lodge wins the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, for Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer heads up the bestseller lists this week and four titles mining popular culture also hit the lists: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) by Jason Fry, The Shape of Waterby Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus, Bachelor Nation: Inside the World of America’s Favorite Guilty Pleasureby Amy Kaufman, and Unmasked: A Memoirby Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Fathers & Farewells | Memoir

In his final memoir column, Derek Sanderson focuses on fatherhood and finding one’s way.

Author Stephen Hawking Has Died | Book Pulse

Stephen Hawking has died, Mallory Ortberg’s The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror continues to get buzz, and Markus Zusak announces his next book.

Man Booker International Prize Longlist Triggers a Trend Watch | Book Pulse

A few bookish trends get coverage, LJ‘s PLA Galley Roundup is out, and a number of books head to screens. HBO talks GOT and Big Little Lies.