Polar: Came from the Cold by Victor Santos

Polar: Came from the Cold by Victor Santos Initial release: January 25, 2019 Production companies: Constantin Film, Dark Horse Entertainment The basis of a Netflix Original Movie! Ripped out of retirement by an assassination attempt, the world’s most deadly spy–the former agent known as Black Kaiser–is a wanted man that’s wanted . . . dead! […]


Aladdin: A New Translation by Paulo Lemos Horta (Editor), Yasmine Seale (Translator) A dynamic French-Syrian translator, lauded for her lively poetic voice, tackles the enchanted world of Aladdin in this sparkling new translation. Long defined by popular film adaptations that have reductively portrayed Aladdin as a simplistic rags-to-riches story for children, this work of dazzling […]

Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders by Christopher Goffard

Dirty John and Other True Stories of Outlaws and Outsiders by Christopher Goffard Network: Bravo First episode date: November 25, 2018 No. of episodes: 5 A collection of newspaper stories by award-winning Los Angeles Times reporter Christopher Goffard — including “Dirty John,” the basis for the hit podcast and the upcoming Bravo scripted series starring […]

Article – Gillian Flynn on ‘Sharp Objects,”Widows,’ and Writing Damaged Women

Gillian Flynn on ‘Sharp Objects,”Widows,’ and Writing Damaged Women By Jonita Davis – December 12, 2018 blackgirlnerds.com Flynn’s Beautifully Damaged Women So, where do they come from and why are they so exquisitely dysfunctional? BGN spoke with Gillian Flynn about her film Widows (in theaters everywhere now) and Sharp Objects, which has been nominated for […]

The Family Business by Carl Weber with Eric Pete

Release date: November 13, 2018 Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens. They may be known for their big house, fancy cars, and lavish lifestyle, but that doesn’t make them immune from some over-the-top drama. In this hot, hilarious page-turner about love, life, and family values, the Duncan family, led by L. C. […]

The Nutcracker and Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Release date: November 2, 2018 (USA) E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic German fairy tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” is being turned into a Disney movie called “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” This early work by E. T. A. Hoffmann was originally published in 1816. Born in Königsberg, East Prussia in 1776, Hoffmann’s family were […]

The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs and Edward Gorey

Release date: September 21, 2018 (USA) When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself […]

Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer

First episode date: September 25, 2018 The inspiration for the NBC drama New Amsterdam and in the spirit of Oliver Sacks, this intensely involving memoir from a medical director of a major NYC hospital looks poignantly at patients’ lives and reveals the author’s own battle with cancer. Using the plights of twelve very different patients–from […]

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff

Release date: October 12, 2018 (USA) Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Steve Carell * Timothée Chalamet * Maura Tierney * and Amy Ryan “A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts.” — Anne Lamott “‘When […]