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Antoni Porowski writing cookbook; Mark O'Connell wins 2018 Wellcome book prize

Antoni Porowski. Photo: Netflix

Antoni Porowski, the food expert from Netflix’s Queer Eye, is writing a cookbook. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2019, the still-untitled book “will continue to promote the simple, healthy, visually appealing fare that marked his culinary approach on the Netflix reboot.” In a statement, Porowski said he’s excited to be publishing the book with “the talented and passionate Rux Martin,” editorial director of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “We immediately bonded on the importance of hor-d’oeuvres and our mutual love for Vermont,” Porowski explained.

Mark O’Connell’s To Be a Machine has won the 2018 Wellcome book prize.

The New York Times has hired several new editors and thirteen reporters for their 2018 midterms politics team. In a statement, the paper explained that the new hires “will bring voters, candidates and campaigns to revealing life; dig in to where American politics, policy, identity and culture are going in the Trump era; and undertake beats and original projects.”

After a Guardian article mentioned a rumor that the tech company is looking to buy “parts or all of the troubled magazine publisher Condé Nast,” The Outline wonders which publication might be up for sale.

In response to the controversy generated by comedian Michelle Wolf’s routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner, association members are brainstorming new ways to make the event less “controversial.” Solutions include discontinuing the dinner, booking new entertainment, inviting a “pair of comedians, one with a liberal bent and one with a conservative bent,” or changing the event “to make its focus the promotion of journalism and the freedom of the press.”

Tonight at McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan, Adelle Waldman talks to Sheila Heti about her new book, Motherhood.