Hilary Mantel’s novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, both made into plays in London, may come to the New York stage as well. Broadway producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel are in talks with producers in London, with plans to mount Wolf Hall: Parts 1 and 2 in the spring.
The New Inquiry’s September issue is called “Back to School.” Read the editor’s note here.
Rahel Aima has joined TNI as a contributing editor.
At the New Yorker’s Page-Turner, Elif Batuman considers the shift, over the past decade, from irony to awkwardness, and decides that all awkwardness is at bottom familial. “Awkward moments remind us that we are never isolated individuals, and that we are seldom correct when we say, ‘Not in my name.’ Awkward moments are, by definition, relatable.”
Poynter adds a handful of names to Vanity Fair’s unnecessarily white and male list of “media disruptors”—a “new breed of journo-entrepreneurs” that “strike out on their own.” Poynter suggests Shani Hilton, of Buzzfeed, Raju Narisetti of NewsCorp, Nitasha Tiku of ValleyWag, and Melissa Bell of Vox, among others.
At the Millions, Cathy Day describes advising a deluded prospective creative writing major about her future. “If what you love is reading,” Day says to the student, “why don’t you major in literature?” “Because creative writing is more practical.”