As part of Oprah’s weekly intention setting series, this week she’ll be sharing a new conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege each day. Dr. Mukwege’s book The Power of Women will be released in the United States as an Oprah Book with Flatiron on November 16th.
Long an admirer of Dr. Mukwege’s work, Oprah says of the Nobel Prize winner, “”When I think of Dr. Mukwege and all those survivors, I am just in awe of their courage. Their courage arms and nourishes me—obliges me to live my own life with strength and bravery. And you will feel the same if you actually read this book. To not be daunted by the challenges that our comfortable lives throw our way. To stand up for those who can’t find their voices, or whose voices have been silenced, I’d like you to think about it this week.”
Tracey Lange’s We Are the Brennans, her debut novel, is an INSTANT New York Times Bestseller, in at #11! The book has also been selected as a New York Times Editor’s pick.
Published in North America by Celadon Books, We Are the Brennans tells the story of shame and loyalty in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets. The New York Times is calling it a “confident, polished debut.”
The book was chosen as a July 2021 selection for Book of the Month.
News from the UK and abroad to come imminently.
Séverine Autesserre, author of the forthcoming book on international peacebuilding The Frontlines of Peace, has been named a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms by the French government. This distinguished title is awarded to those individuals who have taken extraordinary action in promoting French language and culture in the United States.
Dr. Autesserre is a leading scholar on peacebuilding, and is a Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her new book, The Frontlines of Peace, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press May 2021.
RT Television, a new company based in Sao Paolo, formed by RT Features and headed by RT Features Head of Television Barbara Teixeira, has acquired film and television rights to Ailton Krenak’s Ideas to Postpone the End of the World and Life is Not Useful.
The two books from the renowned indigenous activist, will serve as the basis for a documentary series that covers Krenak’s ideas and reflections on the indigenous movement, humanity’s relationship with the environment and the need for an ethical, political and moral reckoning in order to advance preservation.
Both books are published in Brazil by Companhia das Letras, and foreign rights are handled by Susanna Lea Associates.
Jessie Inchauspe’s great proposal on glucose levels and their effects on our health has sold to Simon & Schuster in the US in a preempt, Short Books UK, PRH Australia. German rights are with Heyne, Brazilian with Objetiva, Laffont will publish in France, and a Spanish auction is now closing.
Scientist and founder of the popular Instagram account @glucosegoddess, Jessie’s book is a down-to-earth guide to help readers understand why blood sugar is so important, and how managing it can help us regain control of our bodies, and improve our health all around, whether it be our weight, sleep, mood, brain function, hormonal and sexual health, gut and more!