Friday, August 1, 2014

Book News You Can Use 8/1/14



Congrats to all of the PEN Literary Award winners!

A Devil in A Blue Dress is coming to Broadway! Don't know if Walter Mosley named his book after the song.

Here are movie trailers for Horns and Mockingjay.

Eva Green may be staring in the movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  Tim Burton's directing.

Warner Brothers and director Brett Ratner have acquired rights for The Goldfinch.

We are coming to the dawn of the age of the celebrity bookseller.

Tia and Tamara are the latest set of celebrities that are getting in the book writing game.  Their targets: middle school students.

I read about Rachel Howzell Hall's book on Ebony's website a few weeks ago and got it from the library.  Here is a profile on her that was on NPR.

Speaking of Ebony, they have been recommending some good books lately.  Here's some evidence.

Check out this interview from one of my favorites, Tayari Jones.

A teacher who survived Sandy Hook is writing a book.

Check out this review of Saint Monkey in Mosaic Magazine.

One author brought up a discussion on how books can be saved in an ever-changing climate.

Sunday and every August 3 will now be known as Esther Day, named for the inspiration behind The Fault in Our Stars.

President George W. Bush is writing a book about his father, George H. W. Bush.

A posthumous book from Oscar Hijuelos will be published next year.

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