Friday, July 26, 2013
Book News You Can Use 7/26/13
Above is the trailer for Half of a Yellow Sun. Enjoy!
And the author of Half of a Yellow Sun got some of her fellow (male) African authors all emo.
Relax in Paradise Helen Thomas and Lindy Hess.
GoodReads has now reached 20 million users!
The long list for the Booker Prize for Fiction was announced on Tuesday. I currently have "We Need New Names".
So Brad Thor offered to replace George Zimmerman's gun. Yes the same gun he used to kill an unarmed teenage. Jason over at Rubicon Reader nicely rips him a new one.
Message for JK Rowling: no matter who reveled you were Robert Galbraith, you're still winning.
Ann Rule is suing a Seattle weekly newspaper for defamation, saying that the article hurt her reputation and book sales. You get 'em, Ann.
Here is a lovely slideshow of the Harlem Book Festival.
Flowers in the Attic is about to become a Lifetime movie.
Speaking of movies, rights to Omar Tyree's Flyy Girl trilogy have been acquired. They really should do the first book only. The sequels....uh, no.
Who is Rosamund Pike? And can she play bats**t crazy? #gonegirl
Zadie Smith is working on a Sci-Fi novel.