25 Books from Around the World to Read Before You Die: Today in Critical Linking

Critical Linking is sponsored today by The Fiona Fitzgerald Series by Warren Adler.


This year, for our third annual 25 Books to Read Before You Die list, we sought to highlight literature that exposes readers to cultures and ways of life that may be different from their own.

The folks at Powell’s put together a globe-trotting list of 25 Books to Read Before You Die.

Anne Rice and her beloved Prince Lestat return with a mythical, sea-bound new setting: The lost city of Atlantis.

Underwater vampires!

Oprah Winfrey is the first big name to join Ava DuVernay’s Disney film based on Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, which is being adapted by Frozen’s Jennifer Lee.

This really is going to be a big franchise.

PRH plans to offer under-represented authors one-to-one time with its editors, and access to literary agents, booksellers and published authors at regional events in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Participating authors include Kit de Waal, author of debut novel My Name is Leon, Bali Rai, and Sathnam Sanghera who is also board chair for Creative Access. 

Getting under-represented authors published is going to take a number of strategies over a long time, but this is a good initiative.