Friday, October 18, 2013

Book News You Can Use 10/18/13



Relax in Paradise Oscar Hijuelos.

Eleanor Catton became the youngest author ever to win the Booker Prize.

Due to poor health, Alice Munro will not be able to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony.

Here is the short list of the National Book Award nominees.

We Need New Names might have lost the Booker Prize, but NoViolet Bulawayo is still getting some love from the press.

Next year is the 75th anniversary of Madeline and she's still a hit among the kids.

By the time Goosebumps came along, I was into Fear Street.  This is what would happen if Goosebumps were written for 20-somethings.

Neil Gaiman gave a lecture on why our future depends on libraries.  He rocks.

This essay explains all of the awesome things you can learn from reading Jane Eyre.

DMC (yes, from Run DMC), has started a comic book company and has his own comic.

The guy from Sons of Anarchy probably made the best decision of his career and dropped out of the 50 Shades movie.  You can't turn crappy books into good movies, Hollywood. (Sadly, you can turn good books into crappy movies.)

Speaking of a good book that may turn into a crappy movie, a release date has been set for the Gone Girl movie.

And for all you Earth, Wind and Fire fans: Philip Bailey is coming out with a memoir.  April can't get here fast enough.

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