[Dear readers, please enjoy this belated Book Beat! Your regularly-scheduled Mighty Marvel Monday will return this afternoon. — Ed.]

The New York Times Has Done a Great Profile on Toni Morrison

I haven’t read any of Toni Morrison’s books (I know!) but regardless, she’s one of THE great American authors and who doesn’t want to read about her? Her new book, God Help the Child, is out this month.

Oh, Hugo Awards

I don’t know much about the Hugos so I suggest checking out Philip Sandifer’s and George R.R. Martin’s pieces on the topic.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. March 1st 2012. Harry N. Abrams.Jesse Andrews’ Me And Earl And The Dying Girl Trailer

I don’t normally talk about trailers on Book Beat but man, I haven’t wanted to see a book adapted film as bad as I do now.

Vida Study Finds The Number of Men Reviewing Books Far Outweights Women…

…and I say, “duh”. This study doesn’t surprise me which has found that men are dominating British and American literary criticism with the London Review of Books featuring “527 male authors and critics on their pages in 2014, compared with just 151 women”.

Oh man. Come ON, guys. We need to change this.

Canada’s Authors For Indies Day

If you’re in Canada on May 2nd, drop by your local indie bookstore and you’ll most likely be greeted by an author who’ll volunteer their time as a guest bookseller! I’m personally hoping for Margaret Atwood…

Other News

Arthur C Clarke Award Shortlist

Introducing The Paris Review for Young Readers

University of Georgia Press Launches A New Literary Nonfiction Series