Friday, March 14, 2014

Book News You Can Use 3/14/14


So an awesome thing happened Sunday night. ABC's new show Resurrection premiered to good ratings.  So why is it mentioned on this blog?  Well, Resurrection is based off of The Returned by Jason Mott.  And it's a pretty good book.  The rights for the book was sold (by Brad Pitt's production company) before the book was released.  And it's pretty cool to see a book written by an African-American male adapted into a network television show with an African-American male lead (in Omar Epps).  And did I mention that the show is filmed in Georgia?  Check out the website for the show and the first episode.  P.S. for those who watched the show first and plan to pick up the book: the show goes in a different direction than the book. Just be prepared.

Relax in Paradise Joe McGinniss.

Congratulations to all of the National Book Critics Circle Award winners!

The Goldfinch is being developed for film by the people who brought the Hunger Games to the big screen.

Just finished watching True Detective? Here's a story about the short story that inspired the show.

Oprah liked The Invention of Wings so much that her production company has acquired the movie rights!

Speaking of Oprah, a collection of her columns will be complied for a book.

The (television) movie based on A Day Late and A Dollar Short will premiere on Lifetime next month.

Lisa at Reads for Pleasure got to meet Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at a book signing event recently in St. Louis.  And here are pictures of Adichie's book signing in Atlanta.

Rolling Stone Keith Richards has a new title: children's book author.

An arrest has been made in the vandalism of Anne Frank books in Tokyo.

Image by Hollywood Reporter.

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