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

James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty leads the hold count this week, and will dominate book coverage all week long as more interviews air. In other news reports are out on the London Book fair, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is costing $68 million to stage on Broadway, and sf author Ann Leckie is writing a fantasy novel.

Comey Has Landed | Book Pulse

James Comey’s book breaks big–and early. The shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize has been announced and the May LibraryReads list is out, with Furyborn by Claire Legrand leading the way. Crime fiction is now the UK’s bestselling genre.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark swamps the bestseller lists. Jesmyn Ward considers The Great Gatsby. James Comey week (month) is about to begin, and Michael Wolff has more to say.

Notable Returns, from Harry Potter to J.R.R. Tolkien | Book Pulse

Harry Potter gets a new set of covers for its 20th anniversary and a new story from Middle Earth is released. Mohsin Hamid wins the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize for Exit West. Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 is headed to TV and Steve Alten’s Meg is heading to the movies.

A Dude Says Goodbye | Books for Dudes

After nine years, this is it—the last BFD column. Last laughs are rarely all that funny, but let’s see what we can cook up.

New Ventures for Nicole Kidman, Patrick Rothfuss, and More | Book Pulse

Nicole Kidman, Patrick Rothfuss, George Pelecanos, and Dennis Lehane all have new projects in the works. Junot Díaz writes about his childhood trauma. The NYRB Classics editions are making design news.

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

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline leads holds this week. NPR interviews Alisha Rai who talks about the lack of diversity in romance. The Romance Writers of America has released a statement about inclusivity and the RITA finalists are out. Cookbooks also have a diversity problem.

April Is National Poetry Month | Wyatt’s World

Poetry is enjoying a bit of an upswing with verse by Rupi Kaur (Milk and Honey), r.h. Sin (She Felt Like Feeling Nothing), and Cleo Wade (Heart Talk) capturing a new generation of readers, and original translations of canonical works such as Homer’s Odyssey generating plenty of buzz. Celebrate National Poetry month with these key collections that speak to broad experiences and viewpoints.

Expanding the Canon | Book Pulse

Ali Smith tops a new poll of literary masters, the May Indie Next list is out, and Black Panther will play in Saudi Arabia, the first film to do so in 35 years.

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

The Disappeared by C.J. Box leads the new bestseller lists. James Comey is already a hot ticket, the shortlist for the Dublin Literary Awards is out, Neil Gaiman’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties gets a trailer, and Rebecca Vanuk is named LibraryRead’s Executive Director.