Shattered, a book tracing Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign for president in 2016, is in the works for a television adaptation by HBO (to be produced by the same team behind the award-winning Game Change of 2012). Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’ book was released in April to some criticism from Clinton’s former campaign staff, who disputed the journalists’ depiction of a campaign fraught with squabbling and dysfunction.
In other book news:
The Little Stranger, the gothic novel by Sarah Waters from 2009, is being adapted as a film by Lenny Abrahamson (dir. Room) and now has a lead actress to star alongside Domhnall Gleeson. Ruth Wilson will play the eldest daughter of a family living in a financially precarious state in Hundreds Hall, which seems to be haunted by a poltergeist.
James Patterson, the prolific best-selling writer of multiple crime series, is turning his talent to a piece of contemporary true crime: the case of Aaron Hernandez, the American football player sentenced to life in prison for murder in 2015, and who recently (this April) killed himself at the age of 27.
The Arthur C Clarke award shortlists were revealed last week, and Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer-winning The Underground Railroad, is in the running for the prestigious science fiction prize. The other five authors also up for the award are Becky Chambers (A Closed and Common Orbit), Yoon Ha Lee (Ninefox Gambit), Emma Newman (After Atlas), former winner Tricia Sullivan (Occupy Me) and Lavie Tidhar (Central Station)
The long-awaited trailer for The Dark Tower, the adaptation of Stephen King’s beloved novel series which stars Idris Elba as the heroic gunslinger, caught in a long-running battle with the malevolent Man in Black (played by Matthew McConaughey), was finally released last week. Watch it below.