Thursday News: Baileys Book Prize, millennials reading, Star Wars (again), and cool cosplay
McInerney’s murder tale wins Baileys book prize – Formerly the Orange Prize, the Baileys Prize for Fiction honors the best UK books by women, and this year’s winner is Lisa McInerney for The Glorious Heresies. The Prize is £30,000 and is 20 years old this year.
The shortlisted books were as follows:
- Cynthia Bond – Ruby (Two Roads) – American – first Novel
- Anne Enright – The Green Road (Jonathan Cape) – Irish – sixth Novel
- Lisa McInerney – The Glorious Heresies (John Murray) – Irish – first Novel
- Elizabeth McKenzie – The Portable Veblen (Fourth Estate) – American – second Novel
- Hannah Rothschild – The Improbability of Love ( Bloomsbury) – British – first Novel
- Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life (Picador) – American – second Novel – BBC
Reading into the millennial book-buying boom – Despite the stereotype that physical book lovers tend to be part of an older demographic, apparently millennials are particularly partial to buying in print. Which actually makes sense when you think about books like that Anna Todd real-person-fiction story collection. I wonder how much traffic from younger readers most US bookstores are seeing these days, especially independents.
Millennial customers at Books-A-Million and other retailers are missing out on online discounts at websites like Amazon.com Inc, but they are more interested in the group experience, with the bookstore becoming a social destination.
Across the United States, the 22-to-34 age group has become a larger percentage of the physical book-buying demographic. It is now 37 percent of the market, up from 27 percent in 2012, according to Nielsen Books and Consumers.
Millennials are also putting a huge chunk of their reading budget – 82 percent – into books they can hold, keep and eventually share, according to Nielsen. – Reuters
STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE IN WORSE TROUBLE THAN THOUGHT – For those of you following the rumors about reshoots for Star Wars: Rogue One, this is not a particularly promising development from the rumor mill:
Now reports are coming in that things are so bad on Star Wars: Rogue One that not only is half the movie getting reshot, but a new director has been brought on board and rewrites on the script are underway.
Latino Review is stating nearly half of Star Wars: Rogue One is going to be reshot this Summer.
On top of that, the Playlist is stating Tony Gilroy (Bourne Legacy) is overseeing the reshoots and rewrites of the script. – Cosmic Book News
This Kolkata Woman Does The Most INSANE Cosplay In The Country – Indian artist Pracheta Banerjee’s cosplay is amazing. Check out some of the pics at Buzzfeed. I especially like Banerjee’s philosophy:
“I do it for people who feel that our ‘looks’ are ‘limited’. I want it to be a message for all, that it isn’t a limited universe, we can be whoever we want to be,” Banerjee told BuzzFeed.